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

British Council

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. 

British Pavilion opening times

From 23 May until 28 November 2020, 10am - 6pm. 

Find out about the Venice Biennale venues and opening times.  


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.


The preview days take place from 21 - 22 May 2020. 

To access the official Pavilions of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition ahead of the public opening on 21 May 2020, you will need to register for press or professional accreditation on the Venice Biennale website.