Martin Parr Foundation
316 Paintworks
Bristol BS4 3AR

(+44) 0117 329 3270

Gallery opening times
Thurs to Sun, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Mon to Wed, closed, but feel free to ring the bell and we can let you in

Free entry to exhibitions


Please note the Spark Evans foot bridge is closed for maintenance until approximately OCT 2025. This means the footpath from Temple Meads to Paintworks is no longer accessible via the river path and visitors travelling on foot are advised to walk via the path along Bath road.


There are bike racks outside Martin Parr Foundation.

The closest train station is Bristol Temple Meads. Martin Parr Foundation is a 25 minute walk or a 7 minute drive from Temple Meads station. There is a taxi rank outside the train station. Bus numbers 1, x39, 178 and 349 serve the Paintworks from Temple Meads Station.

Buses run from the centre of Bristol, Temple Meads train station and Bristol Coach Station. Bus numbers 1, 57, 349 and X39 stop at the Paintworks bus stop.

There is some public parking available at Paintworks with a three hour limit. The main car park is detailed towards the left of the map and includes an accessible space, which is a short distance from MPF. An additional car park is also available in the newly built Paintworks phase 4, shown in the centre of the map and also with a three hour limit.

Further accessible parking can be found closer to MPF (detailed on the right of the map) and charges 24 hours a day / £1.50 per hour. Both car parks offer step free access to the Foundation.

Alternatively, there is parking within a 5-10 minute walk at the local Sainsbury’s, managed by Horizon Parking. Full details and booking here.

Please see below for details about Bristol’s Clean Air Zone.

Bristol Airport is approximately 9 miles from the Martin Parr Foundation.
Shuttle buses run from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads train station every 10 minutes. Further details can be found here.

Taxis from the airport cost around £40 and can be booked in advance here.

Martin Parr Foundation is outside the Bristol Clean Air Zone although you may travel through it depending what route you travel to MPF. You can find further details about the Clean Air Zone and a map here.


The Martin Parr Foundation is located on the ground floor of a building which is above street level (podium level). There are lifts from street level to podium level. These are detailed on the map above. There is also an accessible toilet at the Martin Parr Foundation. For more detailed instructions on where to locate the lift please feel free to call us on (+44) 0117 329 3270.

You can find precise locations of lifts, an accessible ramp and the MPF Entrance within the Paintworks complex via What3Words

MPF Entrance / winter.shut.moss
Accessible Ramp / cages.volume.issued
Lift / impose.comic.dinner
Lift / dwell.back.keys
Lift / worry.rips.decreased

Tickets for upcoming events can be ordered online or over the phone
(+44) 0117 329 3270

Martin Parr and his team are available to give talks and tours at the Martin Parr Foundation. For details of prices and availability please email

MPF Library & Collection Database is available for members to use in-house at the Foundation. This catalogue is easy to use, and features keywords, item descriptions, groupings, and cover images to help navigate and locate items in the library and archive. For details regarding library bookings and availability please email

There is still a considerable amount of uncatalogued material which we are working to make available.

Check out the membership section of the website for info, or get in touch at

If you are interested in supporting the Martin Parr Foundation in any way, please email

For all press enquiries please contact

Once you reach Paintworks follow the directions to Photohub, where you will find Martin Parr Foundation and The Royal Photographic Society