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.
Big eared townsend bat

Bats about Arnos Vale

  • 27 October 2014 10:30am-1pm

Join this active tour and find out why Arnos Vale welcomes Britain's only flying mammal.

Learn how you can encourage bats and then make some fab bat art to take home. Activity starts at the Speilman Centre but tours some parts of the site.

These workshops will take place at 10:30 and 12:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets are £10.00 per family. This includes up to 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Website

http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/search-events/eventdetail/959/-/bats-about-arnos-vale

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Fangtastic Forest Foray

  • 29 October 2014 10am-12pm

All kinds of arty activities, whittling and wood carving, forest skills and nature detection. There will also be a chance to build dens and structures, play games and get messy. Your child will have an exciting, challenging and rewarding time in a fantastic woodland.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£10.00 per person.

Website

http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/search-events/eventdetail/961/-/fangtastic-forest-foray

photograph of cemetery at night

Cemetery at Night Tour

  • 31 October 2014 7:30-8:30pm

You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£8.40 per person.

Website

http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/search-events/eventdetail/943/-/cemetery-at-night-tour

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Twighlight Tours for Families

  • 31 October 2014 5-7:30pm

Enjoy a twilight torch-lit walk with games, a treasure hunt and an arty activity. Dress up as your favourite Halloween creature, spook or character. Please bring a torch. This twilight tour will take place at 17:00 and 18:30.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13

Admission

Tickets are £10.00 per family. This includes up to 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Website

http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/search-events/eventdetail/965/-/twighlight-tours-for-families

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Terrifying Tours for Families

  • 31 October 2014 11:30am-3:30pm

Enjoy a autumn walk with games, a treasure hunt and an arty activity. Dress up as your favourite creature, spook or character. This tour will take place at 11:30, 13:00 and 14:30.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets are £10.00 per family. This includes up to 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Website

http://www.arnosvale.org.uk/search-events/eventdetail/964/-/terrifying-tours-for-families

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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