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.

Please note the Galleries will open an hour later at 12pm on Friday 27 November for our Visual Impairment Welcome Day. If you are visually impaired and would like to join us please click on this link.

The Galleries and Bookshop will close from 3pm Friday 24 December 2021 and reopen at 11am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Find out more about our latest exhibitions and events online.

Covid Guidance:
We are maintaining 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. Face coverings are a mandatory in the Bookshop.

All of our galleries and event spaces are ventilated to introduce fresh air which helps remove air that contains virus particles and prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Hand sanitising stations can be found throughout the building. Please use sanitiser provided on entry to the building.

If you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home.

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
Monday to Wednesday, 9am to 6pm* (last order at 5.45pm)
Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 11pm (last order at 10.45pm)
Sunday, 9am to 10pm (last order 9.45pm)
unless there is a late event at Arnolfini.

Food Served
Sunday to Wednesday, 10am to 3pm
Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm

Please note all times may be subject to change.

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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