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Arnolfini

16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
+44 117 917 2300
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This Gallary never fails to disappoint

Been here lots of times and it just gets worse and worse. The "art" if you can call it that is just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tigi_Higgins
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Mendip Hills Somerset
Very strange

Odd exhibition which didn't really seem to say anything. Indeed a friend commented that he thought... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
gemma l
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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 good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here lots of times and it just gets worse and worse. The "art" if you can call it that is just a totally waste of time with nothing to say for itself. There is so much beautiful art out there why oh why waste...More

Thank Tigi_Higgins
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Odd exhibition which didn't really seem to say anything. Indeed a friend commented that he thought the words and pictures were just random computer generated stuff rather than from an artist. Entry was free (a suggested donation) so at least it didn't cost us very...More

Thank gemma l
Reviewed 7 June 2017

just happened by the arnolfini with a friend who had come to bristol and decided to pop in, there was an audio visual exhibition by Basim Magdy, cant say I knew or had heard of the artist (cant say I know many artists tbh!). Was...More

Thank fearisthemindkiller
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Basim Magdy audio visual exhibition might be appreciated if you are a communist anarchist but for the rest if us it was a load of twaddle. Certainly not 'art'. The cognsenti might say 'it makes you think'. Makes you think of lunch maybe!

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 14 May 2017

An excellent exhibition space - with some superb work to boot. Saw the exhibition by Basin Magdi. Though provoking. Edgy. Memorable art. Well done for bringing it here, Arnolfini!

Thank PaulGarvey
ArnolfiniGallery, Visitor Experience Manager at Arnolfini, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback, I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the exhibition. I hope we can welcome you back to Arnolfini soon.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Arnolfini Harbourside Bristol This cafe is part of the Contemporary Art Museum and is situated by the water in Harbourside, Bristol. The staff are very Friendly, Efficient and they have very tasty dishes. I chose Smashed avocado and Poached Eggs on Sourdough Toast with tomato...More

Thank Cliint
ArnolfiniGallery, Visitor Experience Manager at Arnolfini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Arnolfini Cafe Bar. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope we will be able to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place to visit on a sunny day. Positioned in the head of Bristol right on the waterfront and next to Peros bridge. I was there for the artist book fair which I'd never been to before. Fascinating speaking to the creators...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Travelled by car to Bristol for the Film festival and was able to park within 3 minutes walk of the venue. Great place for innovative theatre and films. The car park was expensive though.

Thank Icecream455
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A good gallery all in all, tends towards somewhat more esoteric work which usually thinks it's a tiny bit cleverer than it is. Some jewels in there though.

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This place is large, white and spacious inside and it is a great space for events. I visited a UWE event and Shopify tour here. both were organised very well and all the staff was very helpful.

Thank MonikaV99
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