Step into a secret world
Discover our unique heritage in the heart of Bristol, and enter 45 green acres of spectacular Victorian Garden Cemetery.
Find out more about the history of the city, told in a leafy and tranquil setting , rich in architecture, fascinating trails and nature walks.
"Bristol's hidden gem. We love nothing more than going for a walk at Arnos Vale and the kids love exploring!"
Our Cemetery Services
A tranquil resting place in a vibrant landscape
Arnos Vale has been re-established as a serene final resting place, a beautiful natural landscape, and a welcoming location that encourages visitors to celebrate life and remember those who’ve passed.
"It is the best example of a cemetery I know and I'm glad Arnos Vale are looking after my loved ones"
- June 30, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings and the stone-carvers behind them. The Victorian era saw a flowering of memorial art, with a range of different symbols and styles carved in stone. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed structures and a number of contemporary memorial sculptures on display in 45 acres of (more…)
- July 6, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A chat show with a difference! Join Oscar Wilde as he interviews a leading celebrity of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get “Caught in the Act”. The show is presented by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company, the British Empire’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a macabre vein. Acclaimed actor (more…)
- July 7, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Happy 70th Birthday NHS! Find out how medicine has changed and improved. Learn about Victorian medicine and how it transformed Bristol and the world. From fresh water to forensics, childhood disease to Cholera, the discoveries of medical professionals saved many lives and along the way made Bristol one of the healthiest places to live. In (more…)