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Here's how to find Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and our opening times.

Here's how to find Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and our opening times.

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a single campus University based in Poole, Dorset.

We've put together a handy guide with directions on how to find us, including what buses to take and our nearest train station if you're taking public transport. Bournemouth and Poole are well-connected with cycle lanes and Beryl Bikes, too.

It's worth noting that we're next door to Bournemouth University, so you might like to use our what3words code to find our entrance.

Find us

Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown, Poole
BH12 5HH
United Kingdom

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Opening times

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Sunday and Bank Holidays

Closed (excluding the Library – please check their opening times)

Please check separate opening times for the Library and MoDiP as timings may differ to other campus buildings.

Opening times (8 April – 14 June 2024)

Outlet Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday

Arts Bar and Costa








The Refectory – counter service




The Refectory – Uni Food Hub App




The Shop




Please visit the Library's website for opening hours.

Please visit MoDip's website for opening hours.

How to get here?

From the East and North

  • Take A338 (known as the Wessex Way)
  • Exit at Richmond Hill Roundabout (next to Vitality Life)
  • Take third exit along Wimborne Road
  • At four-way junction with traffic lights, turn left towards Winton
  • Continue over next three roundabouts
  • At fourth roundabout take first left into Fern Barrow
  • Continue over mini roundabout
  • Take first left into the AUB campus

From the West

  • Approach Poole on A35
  • Follow signs for Bournemouth (A3049)
  • Take dual carriageway past Tower Park (Dorset Way)
  • The Wallisdown Campus is on the A3049 (Wallisdown Road)

By rail

Bournemouth Train Station is served by a fast inter-city rail link from London Waterloo. There are also regular trains from Poole, Southampton and other major cities. You can purchase tickets at the station or via South Western Railway or Trainline. The Wallisdown Campus is about 1.5 miles from the train station and a 5-10 minute journey by taxi.

South Western Railway travel offer

To help out with the ongoing cost-of-living situation, you can now get 34% discount on train fares if you travel with South Western Railway (SWR) to an AUB Open Day. For holders of a 16-25 Railcard, this discount is bumped up to 40%.

Please note: Discounted fares (indicated by asterisks) are limited and are subject to availability.

Terms and conditions

  • The Open Day SWR travel offer is only available for travel on SWR services. If travelling from or within a region of the country that isn't part of the SWR network, you may need to purchase separate tickets to the chosen destination.
  • The destination is restricted to travel to AUB campus only.
  • Origin of journey must be within the SWR network.
  • The offer can't be combined with any other promotional fare.
  • All fares are subject to availability
  • The offer is unique to AUB and can't be used for destinations other than those specified.
  • This offer can be withdrawn without notice.


  • I can't see an available fare Either tickets, which are subject to availability, may have sold out or, if you're a regular user of SWR and its booking tool you can clear your cookies and try again.
  • I can't see an available Open Day date – The Advance Purchase ticket window is generally available from 12 weeks in advance of the travel date. if you can't see an available date it's worth checking back from 12 weeks before the event.
  • Who's the offer available to? – Anyone who's travelling with the student.
  • Can I use a Railcard? – Only the 16-25 Railcard is currently valid with the offer.
  • Can I change or refund my ticket? – The promotion tickets are based on the Advance Purchase fare and are subject to the same conditions. They can be changed for a £10 admin fee but can't be cancelled. Unless due to an incident that'd mean you couldn't travel on the requested times, e.g. industrial action.

By bus or coach

Bournemouth is well connected by coach. It takes about 2 ½ hours to get here from London. The Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (known as the Travel Interchange) is next to the railway station.

The Morebus number 17, number 6* and number 36* will take you from Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (Travel Interchange) to the University campus. The journey will last around 10–15 minutes.

The Unibus U1 will take you to campus from Holdenhurst Road.

N.B. these routes were previously operated by Yellow Bus

By taxi

A taxi takes about 5-10 minutes.

Local taxi companies include:

Helpful links

Parking on the AUB Campus is limited to permit holders only, this is to encourage those coming to campus to use more sustainable and environmentally friendly modes of transport as we work towards our net zero goals. Blue badge holders may also use our carpark.

Please email or call 01202 533011 if you have any parking related queries.

Further details regarding parking for specific events can be found below:

Visitor parking

AUB staff members can book parking for visitors by emailing or call 01202 533011. All visitor parking must be booked by 12.00 the day before.

TheGallery, MoDip and events parking

Parking on campus is available for people who are visiting TheGallery and MoDiP, as well as campus-based events such as our Summer Shows, Open Days and Campus Tours. Pre-booking isn't required.

You’ll be welcomed onto campus by our team or directed to an alternative, nearby car park. If you have any special requirements or require a blue badge space, please let us know by emailing

Interview, audition and applicant days parking

Parking on campus is available for interview, auditions and applicant days. You'll be pre-booked a space by your AUB contact. Please inform Security on arrival that you're in attendance for an interview, audition or applicant day and they'll issue you a permit for that day.

If the applicant isn't the driver, you can still park on campus, providing a space has been pre-booked. You’re welcome to stay and enjoy our facilities. Alternatively, you can follow the signs to the town centre, where there are plenty of places to eat, drink and visit.

Additional parking options

  • Madeira Road car park – BH1 1QQ
  • National Car Park (next to train station) – BH8 8DL
  • Richmond Hill – BH1 1JD
  • National Car Park (town centre) – BH2 5NN
  • There are nearer parking options in Winton, some within walking distance and others on bus routes. Winton parking is on a smaller scale and often involving a more complex route to campus.

    We recommend planning your route before you travel.

Here are some external websites that give information about hotels in Bournemouth and the surrounding area.

Please be aware when booking your hotel that the University campus is a two-mile drive from the town centre.