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Arnolfini is a contemporary arts organisation in Bristol that attracts half a million visits a year.
A Space for Ideas
In a fantastic waterside location at the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events, accompanied by a programme of educational activities. Five exhibition spaces, a theatre/cinema auditorium, Reading Room and Light/Dark Studios are housed in the Grade II listed, fully accessible building. The converted warehouse also contains one of the country’s best arts bookshops as well a café bar.
Arnolfini is a registered charity, core funded by Arts Council England and in receipt of regular funding from Bristol City Council.
Entrance to the building and the galleries is completely free
... making Arnolfini an ideal place to spend some time whether you’ve just got a few minutes or a few hours to spare.
The perfect place to soak up the sun
Sitting on the quayside with a drink on a summer evening is a quintessentially Bristol experience. Arnolfini’s café bar serves a menu of fresh, locally sourced food and fairtrade tea and coffee.
Arnolfini was established in 1961, moving to its current harbourside location in 1975 - a Grade II listed former tea warehouse dating from the 1830s.