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Arnolfini

16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
+44 117 917 2300
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This was a place to go and see, experience and participate in art, challenging art, real art, made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brunellechi
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Great Arts Venue with excellent cafe restaurant

Great arts venue over several floors with an excellent cafe/restaurant offering an interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoff C
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
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+44 117 917 2300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a place to go and see, experience and participate in art, challenging art, real art, made by real artists - and in the time honoured way of such places it had galleries in which the art was shown, experienced or participated in. What...More

Thank Brunellechi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great arts venue over several floors with an excellent cafe/restaurant offering an interesting selection of imaginative dishes, teas, coffee, cakes, etc. Chocolate brownies are especially good!

Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We booked the Arnolfini's Light Studio for a small meeting recently. Due to staff changes at the Arnolfini there was a certain amount of confusion and misunderstanding between the booking and the day itself, but once this was sorted out everything went very well. We...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of great exhibitions/ installations here changes regularly always well presented, usually interesting (just remember it changes very regularly)

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Conveniently situated by the Floating Harbour, Arnolfini has a good cafe, good access and challenging but understandable art exhibitions.

Thank Russ L
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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 8 April 2018 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.

Thank sheepygold
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Hugh K
4 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
4 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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