The Reading Room

A doorway view into the Reading Room at Arnolfini. Bookshelves line one wall, there are tables and chairs in the centre, two windows on the back wall which are close to dark grey sofas. Arnold Art Cart can be seen in the picture too.

The Reading Room is a space which everyone is welcome to use to browse the extensive library of books about the contemporary arts, to explore the Reading Room exhibitions, or just to simply sit and relax.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

Please note that our team will continue to wear face coverings and we ask you do so too, particularly to consider those who have disabilities or are clinically vulnerable. For more information on how we are welcoming visitors to the building in relation to Covid please see

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