The Harbourside has always been a unique area of historical and cultural importance in Bristol. Throughout the many changes to its uses over the years it has remained one of the most beautful, and culturally interesting places in the city, offering an eclectic mix of contemporary art, music, film, history and entertainment.
A truly unique and wonderfully conceptual venue, there is always something interesting going on at the Arnolfini. Interactive art exhibitions, film, dance, music and literature – there is something for everyone with an open mind. Visit the site
The M-Shed museum is a space dedicated to telling the long and varied story of all things Bristolian. Through photography, exhibitions, tours, films and interactive displays MShed will show you a side of the city and of harbourside industry that you never knew existed. Visit the site
A true piece of the harbourside’s colourful and intriguing history, the SS Great Britain is an impressive sight. Now docked permanently in the harbour, you have the chance to explore a beautiful relic – you can also have private parties and weddings on board! Visit the site
One of Bristol’s most varied and cultural spaces, the Watershed offers entertainment, creativity and innovation by the bucket load. A cinema and events space with a lovely bar and café, the Watershed programme is ever changing and packed with interesting events and screenings. Visit the site
A beautifully modelled replica of the ship that discovered North America, The Matthew docks on the historic floating harbour. Available for parties and hire, or simply for a unique place to visit. You can take a trip around the harbour, down the river, or even out to sea! Visit the site
A beautiful little gallery on Hotwell road, The Lime Tree specialises in contemporary fine art and glass work. Exhibitions range from traditional to abstract to modern, so there’s something for everyone. Visit the site