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"
- War Tour for Anzac Day
April 21, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
To commemorate Anzac Day join us for a tour of the war graves at Arnos Vale. Over a century on from the British going into war in 1914, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from both World Wars at rest in Arnos Vale. Discover Arnos Vale’s Great War memorial that was (more…)
- Taxidermy talk
April 21, 2018
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Dr John Troyer from the University of Bath explores how nineteenth century preservation technologies radically changed and mechanically altered the dead animal body as well as the human corpse, producing new kinds of taxidermy. These technologies of preservation effectively invented modern taxidermy; transforming the dead animal into something new: energetically alive, always in nature, and uncannily (more…)
- After Hours Tour 27/04
April 27, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)