We hope these frequently asked questions will help you plan you visit to Arnolfini and answer and queries you may have. Should you need anything further, please get in touch via our Contact page.
Entry to all exhibitions is free. You can walk-in on the day, or, if you prefer, book your free ticket in advance.
We maintain a degree of caution around covid and in order to manage numbers and allow social distancing, you are welcome to book your free, exhibition slot at www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/checkout/arnolfini-exhibitions. Your ticket will give you access to all exhibitions at Arnolfini.
There are also walk-ins available on the day and we monitor on capacity levels, please ask one of our Visitor Services team if you need any assistance at all.
Arnolfini Galleries are open 11am to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday each week. Entry to exhibitions is free.
For more information about the measures we have in place to keep you safe visit our Covid-19 Guidance page.
Arnolfini Café Bar is open both outside and in.
Sunday to Thursday: 9am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am to 11pm
Brunch served all day:
Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 9am to 3pm
There is a choice of soft drinks, beers, cider and wine.
Please note all times may be subject to change.
We have limited leaflets and maps available to pick up from Arnolfini Café Bar.
We have a lift available for visitors who need to use a lift to access the galleries and event spaces on the first and second floors.
There are toilets on Level 0 and Level 2.
There are two designated Blue Badge parking spaces within easy reach of Arnolfini in the Mud Dock City Docks car park, accessed via The Grove Car Park. There are also more spaces in the Grove Car Park. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Details of Accessible Taxis are available here.
Visit our Access page for full details to assist your visit.
There is a full guide at www.bristol.gov.uk/parking/where-to-park-in-bristol including details of Bristol’s Park and Ride and Electric Vehicle Parking.
Bristol Temple Meads is a 25 minute walk via Portwall Lane and Queen Square. A taxi rank is on the station forecourt. Depending on traffic conditions, the journey can take between 12 and 20 minutes.
There are a number of accommodation providers within walking distance to the Arnolfini, as well as those slightly further out accessible by Bristol’s public transport or by bike. Please visitbristol.co.uk/accommodation
The nearest airport for international and domestic flights is Bristol Airport (BRS). A bus route, known as The Airport Flyer, connects the airport to Bristol Temple Meads and the local bus network. Buses run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At peak times, they leave up to every eight minutes outside the terminal building, the journey to Temple Meads takes around 30 minutes. Alternatively, a taxi rank is located outside the terminal building, a taxi journey to Narrow Quay House can take between 18 and 40 minutes.
The Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) is less than two miles away. A taxi there will cost approximately £6-£8 and take no more than five minutes.
Assistance dogs, and assistance dogs in training, are welcome throughout the building.
Dogs can come into the Bookshop and Bar but sadly not the Galleries, Light and Dark Studio, Reading Room or Theatre space. Water bowls for dogs are available in the café bar on Level 0, just ask and our staff will be happy to help.
Please get in touch via our Contact page.