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The Architecture Centre

16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
+44 117 922 1540
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Grand parents and grand childrens pm

We visited on this special event, with a 12 year old and 14 yr who enjoy model making. We intended... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
seb024
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Bristol
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Drop in if you're passing

Unfortunately the Arnolfini was closed when we were in Bristol, but if you visit the gallery, it's... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
SJCiren
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Bristol
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The Architecture Centre champions better buildings and places for people. By demonstrating the value of good design we aim to increase public awareness and enjoyment of the built environment, and stimulate demand for design excellence. The Architecture Centre exists to foster a greater understanding and enjoyment of architecture and to promote the value of a better built environment. We believe that by increasing public awareness and working with those responsible for development, we will help raise expectations and thereby provide both opportunities and demand for better buildings and places. Every aspect of the work undertaken by The Architecture Centre aims to: Widen public awareness Develop understanding and appreciation Demonstrate the value of good design Encourage good practice The Architecture Centre is the leading regional expert on engaging the public with the built environment and championing the creation of better quality neighbourhoods, buildings and public spaces. Based in Bristol and relating directly to that particular urban environment we respond equally to the needs of the wider South West region. The Centre’s programme includes exhibitions, events, lectures and critical debate, work with artists, and visits to inspiring buildings. Our learning programme delivers engaging built environment education to children and young people in the South West. We promote the value of good design - empowering communities undergoing change to shape their environment for the better, and working with built environment professionals, local authority officers and councillors to achieve design excellence. The Centre is based on Bristol’s Harbourside and our gallery is open to the public 5 days a week (we are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Please visit our website for more information on opening times and current exhibition and events programme.
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12 Feb 2018
“Grand parents and grand childrens pm”
29 Jan 2018
“Drop in if you're passing”
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16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, England
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We visited on this special event, with a 12 year old and 14 yr who enjoy model making. We intended to stay about 1.5 hrs and stayed for 3hrs. We all enjoyed the model making and looking at the architects models on display. Which gave...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Unfortunately the Arnolfini was closed when we were in Bristol, but if you visit the gallery, it's well worth dropping in on the Architecture Centre afterwards or before. We've an interest in design and architecture, so we enjoyed the exhibit in its own right. It...More

Thank SJCiren
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Loved the exhibit on Garth England, the milkman-artist drawing what he remembered from his youth. Also the concept of drawing what you recall from your childhood. Unfortunately I was expecting much more than a small room of drawings. I thought that it would address the...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you love architecture then this may be the place for you. As someone with more of a passing interest I didn't find it hugely accessible as it has a seemingly broad definition of architecture. Very friendly and welcoming though.

Thank Tom N
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Granted it is small - very small in fact but it is interesting. Celebrating 20 years it looks back at the changes in Bristol over the 2 decades.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We looked in here on Bristol Open Doors Day and found it quite interesting. My husband has lived in Bristol for most of his life and he was able to show me how he remembered the city, and how it has changed over time. It...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This museum is housed in a 18th century warehouse in the Bristol Docks. On entering the first thing you notice is the old beams on the ceiling. This is an interesting place depicting how the face of Bristol has changed over the years and well...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

As an ex architecture student I found this museum and gallery really interesting. The building itself is very trendy and an interesting conversion and the exhibits were well displayed and highly fascinating to someone who is interested. Due to the niche nature of the centre...More

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

A wonderful place to visit if you ever find yourself in the area with a spare half an hour. Also worth looking on their website to see any upcoming events as they often have little things aimed at children going on.

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Anyone with even a passing interest in architecture or design should check this out; the current exhibition was incredibly inspiring to a couple looking to self-build on a budget. It's a small place so can be done in 60-90 minutes, between a coffee and a...More

Thank Luke B
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