Front of the RWA building

Your Visit

Please note that last entry to galleries on Thursday 22 February is at the earlier time of 4.30pm due to a private event (5pm close).

The RWA is located in the heart of Bristol and is open throughout the year, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. We are closed on Mondays, except spring and summer Bank Holiday Mondays (11am-5pm). 

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'.

We are always happy to provide a welcome talk for pre-booked visiting groups of 12 or more, and also offer a group discount - please phone (01179735129) or email us to book your visit.

The listed building offers disabled access throughout, with level access to the 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 info@rwa.org.uk. 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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