Opening Times and Booking a Visit

Photo by Hannah Atkinson

Arnolfini Gallery

Galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm. Exhibition slots are bookable in advance, in order not to exceed capacity needed for social distancing, with some walk-ins available on the day too.

Find out more about our latest exhibitions and events online.

We are really looking forward to ultimately welcoming more people into Arnolfini as we step through the changes to the government’s roadmap over the next few weeks.

However, we appreciate that the number of covid infections, particularly in Bristol, remain high at the present time and it remains our priority that everyone wanting to visit Arnolfini can do so with confidence and feel safe, this includes considering the needs of disabled and clinically vulnerable.

Our current plans are to:

  • Maintain a booking system to allow us to ensure capacity is at levels that accommodate social distancing. Our experience over the last year indicates that this approach can usually allow a number of ‘walk-ins’ as well.
  • 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.
  • At Arnolfini Harbourside Bar, customers will be asked to continue to wear face coverings while moving around the Bar, both inside and out. The team will continue to wear face coverings too.

We will be reviewing this regularly based on infection rates in Bristol and beyond and remain committed to creating a safe environment for all our visitors and community friends. We hope to be able to increase capacity as and when the situation allows.

We really appreciate your cooperation with this policy.


As a charity we do rely on donations in order keep this amazing facility available. You can donate online. Any amount is always welcome and we appreciate your support, thank you.

Arnolfini Bookshop

Arnolfini Bookshop is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

NHS workers and students receive 10% discount on presentation of a valid ID card.

Orders can also be placed online at

Arnolfini Harbourside Bar 

Arnolfini Harbourside Bar, run by Bristol Beer Factory is open both outside on decking areas as well as inside. We have worked with super chef Josh Eggleton to bring you a simple, delicious menu of burgers – beef, chicken, veggie and vegan.

Please note all times may be subject to change.

Opening times

Arnolfini Harbourside Bar will be closed on Tuesday 31 August for team training; reopening as usual on Wednesday 1 September.

Sunday to Wednesday, 9am to 10pm (last order at 9.45pm)
Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 11pm (last order at 10.45pm)

Food Served
Monday Tuesday, kitchen closed
Wednesday to Friday, 5pm to 9pm
Saturday 12pm to 9pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Bookings by email:

There are four portacabin toilets outside and two accessible toilets inside. Both are for exclusive use of Arnolfini Harbourside Bar customers only. There are public facilities on the opposite side of the Harbour, details at


0117 440 9715  Café/Bar or

0117 440 9717  Cafe Bar Office

Covid-19 Measures in place at Arnolfini

See full details on measures we have taken in line with Covid Secure Guidelines.

The latest advice can be found at:
Public Health England  Coronavirus: latest information

Guidance from the NHS

There is also information as to how to protect your mental health during Coronavirus at

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for any queries you may have about visiting Arnolfini.

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