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Arnolfini

16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
+44 117 917 2300
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sunny saturday walk in Bristol

Nice restored harbourside building. Inside there's a cafeteria, a reading room and exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lionheart1261
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Vienna Region, Austria
Great venue

Went there with a few friends for a gig. The people working there were pleasant and helpful. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fahad N
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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. Sitting on the quayside with a drink on a summer evening is a quintessentially Bristol experience. Arnolfini's cafe bar serves a menu of fresh, locally sourced food and fairtrade tea and coffee.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
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+44 117 917 2300
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"contemporary art"
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"free gallery"
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"piggy bank"
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"cafe bar"
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"thought provoking"
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"great gift shop"
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"whilst visiting bristol"
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"on display"
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"harbour side"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice restored harbourside building. Inside there's a cafeteria, a reading room and exhibitions room. Considering the sunny day I gave a glance inside and then walked out. A very good place for a misty or rainy day to be in and enjoy reading and a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a few friends for a gig. The people working there were pleasant and helpful. The venue was clean though small. The bar had what we needed in terms of alcohol. There's usually art exhibitions there though they're not of my interest but...More

Thank Fahad N
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Saw this last night. Compelling from start to finish. A really thought provoking production. It was both entertaining and big on ideas. It was driven by engaging performances and a great poetic and rhythmic script.Under the Umbrella of The Old Vic the Arnolfini was a...More

Thank TinSmith56
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Visited recently . I have intended going but just didn't get around to it so finally decided 'just go' The place is huge. Easy access. Great vibe right on the harbour. Lifts, toilets easily accessible.Restaurant serves good food and not too dear. So glad we...More

Thank elizabeth a
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This place is a light and modern space inside with an eclectic bookshop and trendy bar / coffee shop however they are redeveloping the upper floors so at the moment there is nothing else to see.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Top quality breakfast. Last time I hade eggs benedictin and they were amazing. Also the coffes are very good.

Thank louisefallagar
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

An easy and interesting walk from centre city to this modern museum, we went to see the Grayson Perry exhibition . Good fun , made us smile and enjoyed it much more than we had expected.

Thank Essaress
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

I went to Arnolfini to see a screening of a Buster Keaton film as part of Bristol's Slapstick weekend. I'd never been to this venue before. I have nothing to complain about - the venue was suitable for the show, the screen was clear, the...More

Thank Geoff A
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This gallery is very lovely indeed and it's wonderful that it is free. Staff are super helpful in pointing out exhibitions etc. and other important info. It's something to do that won't cost a dime and a very enjoyable experience, I would definitely recommend!

Thank SARIMA_O
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

My wife and myself spent today visiting old friends in Bristol and our hosts took us to see the Grayson Perry Exhibition on 3 floors of the Arnolfini Centre. There was no entry fee (just a pound for the event flyer) which may (partially) account...More

Thank stevebG6121BX
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Hugh K
5 November 2017|
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Response from ArnolfiniArts | Property representative |
Hi Hugh, I hope you did indeed come along on Sunday 5th November to visit us! For future reference, Arnolfini Gallery is open Tuesdays - Sundays from 11am - 6pm (closed Mondays). Please be aware that on Christmas Eve 2017... More
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Hugh K
5 November 2017|
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Response from ArnolfiniArts | Property representative |
Hi Hugh, I hope you did indeed come along on Sunday 5th November to visit us! For future reference, Arnolfini Gallery is open Tuesdays - Sundays from 11am - 6pm (closed Mondays). Please be aware that on Christmas Eve 2017... More
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