Photo by Hannah Atkinson

Arnolfini is located in Bristol’s historic floating harbour area in the heart of the city.

Our galleries and public spaces are currently closed with events postponed events until further notice but we look forward to announcing our exhibition and programme plans before too long; please keep an eye on our website and social media.


Arnolfini Café Bar
From Monday 6 July, Arnolfini Café Bar will open an exclusive, enclosed decking area outside Arnolfini, in accordance with Covid-19 secure guidelines to keep customers and the team as safe as possible.

Opening times 12pm to 9pm, seven days a week, subject to the vagaries of the weather. There will be no access to the inside of Arnolfini Café Bar at the present time. Please bear in mind capacity to the outside area will be limited to enable social distancing measures.

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

There will be very limited toilet facilities available to Café Bar customers only within the decking area, one of which is accessible . There is a list of public toilets available within Bristol at The nearest are temporary facilities in Queen’s Square BS1 4LH.

Full details, including rules Bristol Beer Factory ask customers to comply with, are at

0117 440 9741 |

Arnolfini Bookshop:
We hope to re-open Arnolfini Bookshop before too long when it is safe to do so and appropriate measures in place to keep our customers and team safe.

NHS workers and Students in the shop receive 10% discount off all purchases on production of a valid ID card.

Meantime, please take advantage of the excellent online ordering service available.

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

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