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Arnolfini

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Currently the gallery is under renovation, so there's no exhibition at all. The only things open... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Lingfeng G
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Beijing, China
Accessible art

Conveniently situated by the Floating Harbour, Arnolfini has a good cafe, good access and... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Russ L
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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...more
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16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As can be expected on a sunny day at the weekend on the Harbourside the tables and chairs outside the Arnolfini were very busy, we were happy to sit inside, but as it was busy there was a bit of a queue. It moved faster...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I came here expecting this to be a vibrant exhibition of art etc. Instead the only exhibit was a room showing short cartoons. All the other studios appeared to be closed and no one available to ask.

1  Thank pbhPlymouth
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Currently the gallery is under renovation, so there's no exhibition at all. The only things open are a small library and a café. There used to be interesting exhibitions, but it has been under renovation for a long time. Not sure when they will get...More

2  Thank Lingfeng G
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

2  Thank Brunellechi
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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
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

Thank Sue J
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)

Thank AnnaliseE4
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
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

Thank Lionheart1261
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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HughK120
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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HughK120
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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