Martin Parr Foundation
316 Paintworks
Bristol BS4 3AR

(+44) 0117 329 3270

[email protected]

Gallery opening times
Thurs to Sun, 10.30am to 5.30pm
Mon to Wed, closed

Free entry to exhibitions


We have put in place the following measures to ensure the safety of visitors and staff at the Foundation.

– limiting the gallery to a maximum capacity of 12 people to ensure social distancing can be maintained
– providing hand sanitiser that must be used upon arrival
– distributing hand sanitiser throughout the gallery
– ensuring that windows and doors are open to create a well ventilated environment
– a weekly deep clean of the gallery, library and studio
– cleaning the gallery and toilets each day the gallery is open
– installing social distancing markers in the gallery
– removing cash payments from the shop. Please bring a contactless card to purchase books, postcards and MPF ephemera

Only visit when you, and everyone in your party, feels well and are symptom free.

If you would like to visit as a group larger than 8 people please get in touch beforehand via email – [email protected]

We will be taking names and contact details upon arrival should they be requested by Track and Trace.



There is a traffic free path to walk or cycle from Bristol Temple Meads. See the route here.

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.

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 £25 and can be booked in advance here.

There is some public parking available at Paintworks. This can be seen on the map above. A three hour limit applies only on weekdays before 6pm.

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

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 are bike racks outside Martin Parr Foundation.

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]

We are currently creating an inventory of the collection held by the Martin Parr Foundation and once complete the archives will be accessible for educational and research purposes.

Check out the membership section of the website for info, or get in touch at [email protected]

The Martin Parr Foundation is located on the ground floor of a building which is above street level (podium level). There is a lift from street level to podium level. 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.

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]