Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

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West Lodge, Bath Road
City of Bristol

  • Phone: 0117 9719117

Arnos Vale Cemetery is one of the earliest and most important working Victorian cemeteries in the UK.

Further information

Opening Hours:

9 - 5 Monday to Friday. 9 - 4 Saturday and Sunday


Its free to visit Arnos Vale, but as a charitable trust we are reliant on - and very grateful for - any donations you would like to make.

Travel directions:

Getting Here Arnos Vale lies close to Bristol's city centre on the A4 Bath Road, at Brislington. Pedestrians have a choice of three entry points - from the Bath Road; from Cemetery Road (off the A37 Wells Road) or via Arnos Park. The nearest train station is Temple Meads, located just under a mile east of the site. Bus services 1, X39, 57, 178 and 349 stop outside the Bath Road gates. There is parking for bicycles at the back of the Visitor Reception (East Lodge). Parking on site is limited and vehicles must enter via Bath Road. More travel information and a map can be found at:

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities information:

East Lodge: Visitor Reception and Gift Shop provide all the introductory information you need for a visit to Arnos Vale. External ramp provides wheelchair access up the listed building's steps. West Lodge: Exhibition on ground floor "The Creation of Arnos Vale" including exhibition films, tactile map, historic artefacts and Books of Remembrance. External ramp for wheelchair access. Spielman Centre: Stunning conversion of the historic Nonconformist Chapel into a fully-accessible learning and community space with a glass atrium. Exhibition "Behind the Scenes" in the historic crematorium basement explores the history of cremation, including some historic artefacts such as a coffin lift, furnace, coffin bier and cremulator. Visitor WCs are to be found in the basement, accessible by stairs or lift. Community learning space and cafe are on the ground floor, with lovely outdoor terrace for sunny seating. Anglican Chapel: Beautiful restored Victorian interior with fine acoustics. The location for our popular evening events including concerts, talks and theatre.

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