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Bristol Ferry Boats

Bristol Ferry Boats

0.09km from Arnolfini Arts

Bristol Ferry is the best way to get around in Bristol by boat. It provides a scheduled waterbus service around Bristol’s unique Floating Harbour 364 days of the year come rain or shine and have done for 40 years. Visitors and locals alike can hop on and off their boats at any of their 17 stops.

Pero's Bridge

Pero's Bridge

0.1km from Arnolfini Arts

Pero's Bridge is a pedestrian footbridge that spans Bristol's floating harbour, and was named in honour of Pero Jones, an enslaved African who lived in Bristol. The bridge was designed by the Irish artist Eilis O'Connell, in conjunction with Ove Arup & Partners engineers and opened in 1999. The most distinctive features of the bridge are the pair of horn-shaped sculptures which act as counterweights for the lifting section.

Fire-float Pyronaut

Fire-float Pyronaut

0.13km from Arnolfini Arts

Pyronaut is a specialized form of fireboat known as a fire-float. It was built in 1934 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. Originally powered by two Petter Atomic diesel engines rates at 55 bhp each. Two Merryweather & Sons three-cylinder reciprocating pumps capable of delivering 500 imperial gallons of water per minute.

Bristol Harbour Railway

Bristol Harbour Railway

0.14km from Arnolfini Arts

Bristol Harbour Railway was built by the Great Western Railway in the 1870s and extended in the 1900s. After a century as a goods railway, it was handed over to the museum and has run as a heritage railway ever since. It was now a historical monument and gives information about the transportation facilities in that time.

M Shed

M Shed

0.19km from Arnolfini Arts

M Shed is a new kind of museum, one that challenges traditional ideas. It works with the people of Bristol to create displays which make everyone want to come and see. It explores the city’s history from prehistoric times to the 21st century. Stories about the city and its people have been discovered through working with experts and communities across the city – a process that will continue for the life of the museum.

Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium

0.2km from Arnolfini Arts

Bristol Aquarium is the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, teeming with hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world – there are even bananas growing in this urban jungle. You can explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including rays, seahorses, pufferfish, piranhas, and so many more.

Millennium Square

Millennium Square

0.22km from Arnolfini Arts

Millennium Square is a location in the center of Bristol, England. It was built as part of the At-Bristol development and has become a popular public area. It is home to a BBC Big Screen and a large water feature. A bronze statue of Bristol-born actor Cary Grant by sculptor Graham Ibbeson was unveiled by Grant's widow in 2001.

Queen Square

Queen Square

0.22km from Arnolfini Arts

Queen Square is a square of Georgian houses in the city of Bath, England. Queen Square is the first element in "the most important architectural sequence in Bath", which includes the Circus and the Royal Crescent. All of the buildings which make up the square are Grade I listed. One of the iconic attraction which attracts a lot of tourists here.

Redcliffe Caves

Redcliffe Caves

0.29km from Arnolfini Arts

Redcliffe Caves are actually mines, as the entire system was carved by hand with the purpose of accessing the fine sand within the cliffs that was perfect for making glass. Today, the full extent of the caves is unknown. They stretch for at least an acre beneath Redcliffe, a district of Bristol named for its red sandstone cliffs.

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

0.35km from Arnolfini Arts

Bristol Cathedral is one of England's great medieval churches which was originated as an Augustinian Abbey, founded c. 1140 by a prominent local citizen, Robert Fitzharding, who became first Lord Berkeley. The eastern end of the Cathedral, especially in the choir, gives Bristol Cathedral a unique place in the development of British and European architecture.

College Green

College Green

0.36km from Arnolfini Arts

College Green is a public open space in Bristol, England. The 35,300 sqm estate contains 62 terraced-houses with 248 fully-equipped rooms. A community of students from more than 50 countries is staying in College Green at any one time. Its convenient location, coupled with well-equipped facilities and serene landscape have fostered a conducive living environment for NUS graduate students, especially students from the LKY School.

Llandoger Trow

Llandoger Trow

0.41km from Arnolfini Arts

Llandoger Trow is a public house that stands on King Street to this day. Originally a row of three houses, the pub survived a bombing in the WWII and remained in relatively good condition with three of its original five gables intact. The pub is also supposedly haunted, with up to 15 ghosts, the best known being a small child whose footsteps can be heard on the top floor.

St Mary Redcliffe Church

St Mary Redcliffe Church

0.55km from Arnolfini Arts

St Mary Redcliffe is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, which has stood on this site for some 800 years. Within its hallowed walls, you will find a superb collection of carved bosses, elegant 18th century ironwork, beautiful stained glass and a world famous organ. It was famously described by Queen Elizabeth I as "the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England.

Floating Harbour

Floating Harbour

0.59km from Arnolfini Arts

Bristol Floating Harbour is located in the heart of Bristol's urban center. It is a large man-made standing body of water fed by the River Avon. . Now you can walk around a complete circuit of a substantial part of the old docks – a fine Local Journey with plenty of things to see on the way. It is often called the Floating Harbour as the water level remains constant and it is not affected by the state of the tide on the river.

Bristol Bridge

Bristol Bridge

0.64km from Arnolfini Arts

Bristol Bridge is a bridge over the floating harbour in Bristol, England, the original course of the River Avon. It is a grade II listed building.

The Georgian House Museum

The Georgian House Museum

0.65km from Arnolfini Arts

The Georgian House Museum is an 18th century, six-story townhouse just off Bristol's famous independent shopping area, Park Street. It includes a drawing room, eating room, study, kitchen, laundry, and housekeeper’s room house has been restored and decorated to its original glory, and is the perfect way to step back in time and imagine what life was like in this affluent area of the city hundreds of years ago.

St Nicholas Market

St Nicholas Market

0.66km from Arnolfini Arts

St Nicholas Market is the oldest and best loved market in Bristol, famous for some of the best food in the city. ith over 60 stalls this market is a must see for any visitor to the city. St Nicholas Market is also home to several outdoor markets which take place in the pedestrian streets which run adjacent to The Exchange Building.

The Red Lodge Museum

The Red Lodge Museum

0.69km from Arnolfini Arts

The Red Lodge Museum provides one of Bristol’s lesser-known, yet fascinatingly arcane sites, guiding visitors on an oak-paneled journey through Britain’s domestic and educational history. The house was altered in the early 18th century and the remaining rooms are furnished in Stuart and Georgian styles. One of the iconic attraction in this area and The museum is open from 1 April to 31 December on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 am – 4 pm.

Park Street

Park Street

0.72km from Arnolfini Arts

Park Street is a major shopping street in Bristol. It boasts a great selection of trendy boutiques, music and book shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as being perfect for sightseeing with their iconic buildings. By night Queens Road and Park Street offer a selection of hip pubs and stylish speakeasies, plus plenty of lively nightclubs to dance the night away.

Christmas Steps

Christmas Steps

0.76km from Arnolfini Arts

Christmas Steps is a historic street in the city center of Bristol, England. this is the location of unique shops, art galleries, potteries, makers of dresses, shoes, musical instruments, furniture, and much more. Inside this quirky tiered street, you’ll also discover a wealth of ancient buildings, independent art galleries, a cinema, and cosy pubs.

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Arnolfini Arts

Arnolfini Arts

16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK

Arnolfini is a center for contemporary arts based on Bristol’s harbourside in the heart of the city. It presents an ambitious programme of visual arts, performance, dance, film, music, workshops and family events. One of the iconic attraction in this area and it will be a new experience.