Accessibility at RWA

Our Building

We are now closed until early 2022 as we start work on the Light and Inspiration Capital Project which will be improving access to the building. Our programme will continue off-site so please do keep an eye on our What's On pages 

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 

Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs

The RWA welcomes guide and assistance dogs, but we regret that we cannot allow other dogs into the building. 

We're Here to Help

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. Please download a copy of our Access statement below.

Information for the Visually Impaired

Please note that we offer large print copies of our gallery interpretation texts. We also offer tours for the visually impaired. Please email for further details. 

Those with visual impairments may benefit from downloading Smartify prior to their visit. This will allow you to access the interpretation on your phone, which may be configured for better legibility. When you arrive at the exhibition, simply hold your phone up to an artwork to read more about it. 

Many exhibitions also have audio guides available through Smartify (please check the exhibition web page for audio guide availability).

Smartify also enables you to save your favourite artworks, allowing you to go back and look at them after your visit. Download the app today.

Photo by Alice Hendy 


Your Visit

Times, prices, directions and more

Tickets and Art Passes

Find out more about our tickets and memberships

Getting Here

Detailed information on transport and parking

What's On

Experience art exhibitions, events and Drawing School classes at Bristol's oldest art gallery - taking place off site until early...