Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
West Lodge, Bath Road
Bristol
City of Bristol
BS4 3EW
England

Website

www.arnosvale.org.uk

E-mail

info@arnosvale.org.uk

Telephone

0117 9719117

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Panoramic view of beautiful Arnos Vale cemetery from the Bath Road entrance

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

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Museum, Science centre, Garden, parklands or rural site, Industrial heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre, Sacred space, Ship or maritime heritage site, Historic house or home, Architecture centre

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

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.

Getting there

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:
http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/index.php/visitus/travel-directions

Additional info

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.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Wellies and snowdrops

Stomping Story - Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

  • 29 April 2014 3:45-5pm

This walk will explore this funky, fun and fantastic rhyming story. Shake, shimmy and shudder in the cemetery. Find out what Arnos Vale has to do with dinosaurs and make a dancing dino to take home. Suitable for 4+ babies and toddlers go free. As Arnos Vale is an outdoor site, to ensure you and your family have a safe and comfortable time, please come dressed for all weathers. Pushchairs and wheelchair users are welcome but as Arnos Vale Cemetery is a listed site, some areas may be less accessible.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets are £3.00 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ring 0117 9719117 to check availability.

Family 5k

Family 5K at Arnos Vale Cemetery Monday 5th May 2014

  • 5 May 2014 9am-2:30pm

Join us and help us raise 5K the Family 5K!
After the success of the Arnos Vale Community Run in May 2013, we are delighted to say that we will be hosting the Arnos Vale Cemetery Family 5K on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May 2014 in association with Puddleducks.


You can do it on your own,as part of a team, as a family and you can even do it in fancy dress if you want to. And remember every £1 you raise will be matched by the Heritage Lottery Fund – that would be a massive £10,000 that goes towards keeping Arnos Vale Cemetery safe forever.
Come along and be part of the Arnos Vale community and help us raise 5K at the Family 5K.
REGISTER AT arnosvale.org.uk
There are three events this year; the 5k which you can run or walk and is open to 15 years and upwards, the 2k (6 laps of Ceremonial Way) for the 5's to 15's and the two lap toddle of Ceremonial Way for the under 5's. Children over 15 can take part in the 5k but must be accompanied by an adult or spectator.
The registration fees for the Family 5K are:
5K Run or Walk £10.00
2K (5-15's) £5.00
2 Lap Toddle (0-4's) £2.00
We actively encourage sponsorship. You can either be sponsored wholly for the Arnos Vale Endowment Challenge and all your sponsor money will be doubled by the Heritage Lottery Fund or you can raise 50% of your sponsor money for Arnos Vale Endowment Challenge, which will be doubled and 50% for the school or charity of your choice.
To register for the events, please complete the form on the website and confirm acceptance of the disclaimer. For children under the age of 18 the form must be filled in by a parent or guardian and they must read and accept the disclaimer.Alternatively pop into Arnos Vale and pick up a form.
T shirts are available for the 5k only.
All participants must register prior to the event. Last registration by 4pm Saturday 3rd May 2014.
All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the day of the event.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

The registration fees for the Family 5K are:
5K Run or Walk £10.00
2K (5-15's) £5.00
2 Lap Toddle (0-4's) £2.00

Stone carving

Bats, Birds and Butterflies Stone-Carving Workshop

  • 10 May 2014 1-5pm

Join our stonemason at the Underwood Centre for an afternoon introduction to the craft of hand-carving stone. Inspired by the winged creatures in Arnos Vale and using traditional hand tools and techniques under the guidance of expert artist and stonemason, Tanya Josham, you will carve a wild bird butterfly or bat in stone to take home. Tea breaks are included in the half-day ticket. Perfect for all wildlife-lovers and budding sculptors.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£30.00 per person. Tickets will still be available to buy on the door for some events subject to availability. Please ring 0117 9719117 to check availability.

Website

http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/search-events/eventdetail/389/-/bats-birds-butterflies-stone-carving-workshop

Arnos Vale Night at the Cemetery Tours

Night at the Cemetery Tours

  • 31 October 2014 7:30-10:30pm

As dusk descends on the longest day of the year, our Friday-night tour of the Cemetery will take you on an atmospheric exploration of the graves, folk customs and funeral etiquette of Victorian society.

Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” on a summer evening as you travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night.

We will be running several guided tours - each approximately 60-90 minutes duration. Different time starts will be available - book early! The Night at The Cemetery Tours sell out fast!

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Adults £7pp available from our website

Website

http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/events

Getting there

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:
http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/index.php/visitus/travel-directions

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