map of venice showing British Pavilion location
Map of Venice, Italy showing the location of the British Pavilion  ©

British Council

As the Biennale Architettura has been postponed, this year’s British Pavilion exhibition, The Garden of Privatised Delights, is now due to take place in Venice from 29 August – 29 November 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation and liaise closely with the exhibition curators Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese and our partners on the next steps. The health of our visitors, students, customers and colleagues is the British Council’s priority throughout this rapidly evolving situation.
Visit La Biennale website for more information here.


The Venice Biennale takes places across two venues, the Giardini and the Arsenale, in the eastern part of Venice, Italy. The British Pavilion is located in the Giardini. 


Visitors need a ticket to enter the Venice Biennale and the British Pavilion. The price of standard ticket is €25, with discounts available for concessions. Tickets will available from the official Venice Biennale website

How to get there

The British Pavilion is located in the Giardini and the nearest vaporetto stop is Giardini. 

Find out more about transport, parking and the services available for visitors.


  • The British Pavilion is accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooter users via a lift.
  • We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs at the Pavilion. 
  • Large print exhibition guides in English and Italian are available at the Pavilion. 
  • All films produced by the British Council for the Venice Biennale are captioned.  

Please visit the Venice Biennale website for details about access in the Giardini.


To access the official Pavilions of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition ahead of the public opening, you will need to register for press or professional accreditation on the Venice Biennale website.