Opening Times and Booking a Visit

Photo by Hannah Atkinson

In light of the current lockdown and in line with Government guidance, Arnolfini Galleries are currently closed. We hope to be able to reopen from Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Arnolfini Bookshop will open from Thursday 15 April 2021, 11am to 5pm, Thursday to Sunday. Bookshop hours will revert to be in-line with the Galleries opening from Tuesday 18 May, 11am to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday each week. The Bookshop remains open online at

Arnolfini Harbourside Bar will reopen outside from Monday 12 April 2021.  Opening hours will be Monday to Friday, 2pm to 9pm and 11am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday. Please note we are unable to take bookings at this time.

Arnolfini Gallery

In accordance with Government guidelines, we plan to reopen Arnolfini Galleries from Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Galleries will open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm each day. Exhibition slots will be 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.

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 online at  and will reopen physically from Thursday 15 April, initially Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm, each week until the Galleries reopen from 18 May 2021.

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

Arnolfini Harbourside Bar 

Arnolfini Harbourside Bar will reopen from Monday 12 April 2021, outside in accordance with Government guidelines. Please note we are unable to take advance bookings. Opening Hours will be Monday to Friday, 2pm to 9pm and 11am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday.

There will be 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 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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