• © Chris Wilkins

The Island 

  • Friday 6PM - 10PM
  • Saturday 10AM - 4PM
  • Sunday 10AM - 4PM

Venue number: 59

The Island 

  • Friday 6 PM - 10 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

Venue number: 59

  • © Chris Wilkins

The Island 



Enter through the original studded double wooden doors of this former 1930’s police HQ, now a thriving arts centre.


Drop in: Go behind bars and explore the cells and studios-and get to meet some of the resident artists!


Tours: Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm | Sun: 12pm, 2pm


Got the kids? Drop in for children’s hat making and circus skills!

Key Information

  • Address Nelson Street, BS1 2LE
  • Map Map coming soon!
  • Amenities
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Activities for families

Design Information

  • Built1928
  • Designed byIvor Jones and Percy Thomas
  • Building styleStripped Neo-Georgian with Mannerist detail

This Grade II listed building operated as a police station until 2005. In 2007, it was saved from dereliction by ArtSpace LifeSpace.


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