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Visiting Information

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.


Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Wednesday 27 September to Sunday 24 December 2017

Monday: Closed (Open Bank Holiday Mondays 11am-6pm)

Tuesday - Sunday: Open 11am-6pm

Admission is free and there is no need to book.

Please check our what's on page for full details of forthcoming events and exhibitions.

Please note that the exhibition will close at 1pm on Sunday 24 December 2017.


Important information

  • The exhibition is exceptionally busy on Saturdays and Sundays. To enjoy the exhibition at a quieter time we recommend visiting on Wednesday or Thursday, or between 5pm-6pm at the weekends. 
  • At busy times, it will not be possible to take pushchairs into the exhibition. Instead we welcome you to make use of our free of charge buggy park. 
  • There is no cloakroom at Arnolfini and unfortunately it is not possible to take large bags and items into the exhibition. 
  • Left luggage facilities can be found nearby at the Tourist Information Centre, a 5 minute walk from Arnolfini, costing £5 per item per day.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the galleries.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the galleries, with the exception of assistance dogs.



Monday: Closed (Open Bank Holiday Mondays 11am-6pm)

Tuesday - Sunday: Open 11am–6pm

Café Bar: 

Bristol Beer Factory at Arnolfini opening hours:

Monday: 9am – 6pm

Tuesday: 9am – 10pm

Wednesday: 9am – 10pm

Thursday: 9am – 10pm

Friday: 9am – 11pm

Saturday: 10am – 11pm

Sunday: 10am – 6pm

To reserve a table, please contact: 

0117 440 9741

On occasion opening hours are subject to change from the above – please call ahead of your visit to avoid any possible inconvenience.











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