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We aim to welcome all visitors to our building, programme and website, and make every effort to provide access for all.

The galleries are currently closed for installation, reopening at 1pm on 18 August.

Ground Floor Galleries

Playback: Touring exhibition in association with Random Acts 

Friday 18 – Monday 28 August 2017

Opening times:

Friday 18 August: 1pm - 6pm

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 August: 11am - 6pm

Monday 21 August: Closed

Tuesday 22 - Monday 28 August: 11am - 6pm

Level 1 Galleries

Family Activities

Friday 18 – Monday 28 August 2017

Opening times:

1pm - 4pm daily (Closed Monday 21 August)

On Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 August the family activities will open early from 12-1pm for families who may find it easier to visit when the gallery is quieter.

Places are limited so we recommend booking in advance. For more information on this offer and how to book follow the links below:

Wednesday 23rd August, 12- 1

Friday 25th August, 12-1  


Coming soon:

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Wednesday 27 September – Sunday 24 December 2017

Please check our what's on page for upcoming events and exhibitions.

Access to this website

It's important to us that we provide a website that is accessible. We have made every effort to ensure that our site can be easily used by as many people as possible.

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Access to our building

We aim to make all visitors welcome. For help planning your visit please download the following:

Our building was redeveloped to ensure that physical access within the building was improved for everyone. Our facilities include:

  • Lifts access to all floors of Arnolfini.
  • Baby changing facilities to make it easier for those with young children.
  • Accessible toilets on every floor of the building.
  • An induction hearing loop system.
  • Large print exhibition guides are available in the galleries, from the Welcome Desk and in the Reading Room.
  • During exhibitions, transcripts and large print transcripts are available for any audio pieces in the galleries and from the Welcome Desk.
  • Accessible parking spaces directly outside the main entrance (accessed via Farr’s Lane. If you don’t have an assistant, please phone ahead to get the barrier lifted). These spaces require a parking permit which can be collected from the front desk on arrival and are issued on a first come first served basis.
  • A wheelchair available for use inside the building.
  • We are very happy to welcome Guide and Assistance Dogs 



Sensory Space

To improve accessibility, from 18-28 August a Sensory Space can be found on the first floor of Arnolfini.

Anyone is welcome to use the Sensory Space and it is particularly designed to be welcoming to neurodiverse children and families, children with autism or additional needs. More information


If you have any concerns about access issues, please call us and we will do our best to help.

You can contact our Visitor Experience Team on 0117 917 2300. 

Playback: Touring Exhibition in association with Random Acts Playback: Touring Exhibition in association with Random Acts
Friday 18 August 2017 to Monday 28 August 2017, 11:00 to 18:00