Opening Times and Booking a Visit

Photo by Hannah Atkinson

In light of Bristol’s Tier status – currently Tier 3 – in line with Government guidance, Arnolfini Galleries and Café Bar are temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back again when the Government deems it safe to do so.

Arnolfini Bookshop will be open from Thursday 3, Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December, 11am to 6pm. It will then be open Wednesday to Sunday each week, 11am to 6pm, up to and including Wednesday 23 December.


Arnolfini Gallery

We hope to re-open the galleries as and when Bristol moves out of Tier 3. Please check back here and on our socials for updates in line with Government announcements.

Find out more about our latest exhibitions and how to book.

Entry to exhibitions remains free but as a charity and we do rely on donations in order keep this amazing facility open. There is a donation option when you book your exhibition slot and there are donation points in the building. Alternatively you can donate online. Any amount is always welcome and we appreciate your support, thank you.

Arnolfini Bookshop

Arnolfini Bookshop will reopen from Thursday 3 December. You don’t need to book to visit the Bookshop.
Opening times will be Thursday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. Then, from Wednesday 9 December, 11am to 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday each week up to and including Wednesday 23 December. .

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

Arnolfini Café Bar 

We hope to re-open Arnolfini Café Bar as and when Bristol moves from Tier 3, in line with Government guidance. You don’t need to book to visit the Café Bar and no reservations will be taken, tables are subject to availability on the day.

Opening times will be Tuesday to Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday and Monday 9am-5pm. Please note hours are subject to change.
There is an exclusive, enclosed decking area outside Arnolfini, opening times subject to change and during bad weather, will not be open.

Full details, including measures we ask customers to comply with, are at

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

0117 440 9741

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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