Front of the RWA building

Your Visit

Please note that final entry to the galleries on Thursday 19 and Thursday 26 January 2017 will be at the earlier time of 5pm due to evening events. The galleries will close at 5.30pm.

The RWA is located in the heart of Bristol and is open throughout the year, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. We are normally closed on Mondays, but are open for all spring and summer Bank Holiday Mondays.

Our main exhibitions are held upstairs in our beautiful, purpose-built galleries, described by art critic Andrew Lambirth as 'a jewel in the crown of England's exhibiting venues'. RWA staff provide daily tours of each exhibition at 12.15pm each day, which is included in the ticket price.

The listed building offers disabled access throughout, with level access to the Cafe and Shop on the ground floor, and there is lift access to all of the Galleries and to our accessible toilet on the lower floor. A manually operated wheelchair is also available to borrow during your visit. 

An accessible parking bay is located outside the building, on the forecourt. Please call the Welcome Desk in advance of your visit to book the space, or email The RWA welcomes guide and assistance dogs, but we regret that we cannot allow other dogs into the building. 

The RWA staff and volunteer team are available to assist you during your visit. Please call the Welcome Desk for any specific requirements or accessibility questions.

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