Image courtesy of Lisa Whiting. March 2019

Arnolfini is dedicated to creating environments for learning, where people can spend time reimagining the world, challenging assumptions and exploring their own identity.

Working with schools, colleges and community groups is a core part of what we do, if you would like to visit Arnolfini or work with us, we would love to hear from you. Artist-led workshops and exhibition tours are designed to encourage collaborative, critical and flexible thinking. Tours are designed to respond to key themes within exhibitions and can be tailored to different

Visiting Arnolfini

We offer 15 free introductory tours to state schools and colleges, charities and not-for-profit community groups based in Bristol for each of our major exhibitions. Outside of this, there is a minimal charge for exhibition tours. You are also welcome to book a self-led tour of our exhibitions.

Through Now or Never and our work with Future Quest we are able to offer a limited number of free artist-led workshops each year to Bristol based secondary schools and colleges. Outside of Now or Never, there is a minimal charge for artist-led workshops.

To book a tour or workshop please read Arnolfini’s Guidance for Private Tours and Group Visits before booking. Then please complete our Tour and Workshop Booking form and email this to

Guidance for Private Tours and Group Visits

Tour and Workshop Booking Form

Visitor Advisory Notes for Still I Rise

Please read our Guidance for Private Tours and Group Visits before booking. Booking is essential for all tours, unfortunately Arnolfini may not be able to accommodate groups who arrive without prior booking.

We aim to welcome all visitors to our building and make every effort to provide access for all. Please see our accessibility page to help plan your visit. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Arnolfini’s risk assessment is available upon request to assist you when you are planning your visit. We recommend teachers or group leaders make a preliminary visit to the Galleries to check that the content of the exhibition is appropriate for their group and to make their own risk assessment.

School Guides and Resource Packs

For each of Arnolfini’s major exhibitions we will also provide a Free Schools Resource that can be used both in the exhibition and to form part of lesson plans in school. Specifically designed for Art and Design lessons, many of the activities we include can be adapted for other subjects.

Click here for our Still I Rise Schools Resource

In addition to our own Schools Resources for Still I Rise, Feminist Archive South have created a broad range of resources including subject specific workshop and lesson plans that introduce Feminisms, Gender and Resistance into the classroom as part of the Feminist Futures project led by Ellie O’Connell. In 2018 Feminist Futures was funded by the Government Equalities Office as part of the Hatpins to Hashtags project celebrating 100 years of some women gaining the vote.

Click here to find out more about workshops that Feminist Archive South can deliver in schools