Martin Parr Foundation
316 Paintworks
Bristol BS4 3AR

(+44) 0117 329 3270

[email protected]

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, we do not have a permanent Martin Parr exhibition on display. Check our exhibition page for information on our current show.


Please note the Sparke 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 across three car park areas as outlined on the map above, full details below.

Car park 1 (P1 on the map)
Approx 5 min walk from MPF
Free parking
3 hour limit, Mon to Fri, 8am to 6pm No limit after 6pm or all weekends

Car park 2 (P2 on the map)
Approx 2 minute walk from MPF
Free parking
Accessible spaces available
3 hour limit applies at all times

Car park 3 (P3 on the map)
Approx 2 minute walk from MPF
Accessible spaces available

Visitors are advised to check the parking signage in case there have been any changes.

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

For all press enquiries please contact [email protected]

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

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