Schools, Colleges and Learning Groups

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The RWA provides high-quality learning experiences for all learners of all ages

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RWA Led Sessions

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Self led Sessions

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Teacher Open Evenings

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Educational Visits

The RWA is an excellent resource for schools, colleges and learning groups, located in the heart of Bristol's academic quarter.

The gallery is committed to offering high-quality experiences for learners of all ages, and to sharing our passion for visual art with visitors.

Group Visit Options

The RWA Learning and Participation team offer a range of options for teachers and classes, including:

To discuss your requirements, contact Helen Jacobs on or call 07425889894. 

Please also see our Schools Facilities and Conduct information.

Feedback from Schools

‘An excellent well delivered workshop. Great to have Helen’s input regarding how sculptures are created… bring[ing] the art pieces to life for the children, enabling them to feel that their opinions and responses are valued.  In a world where children are becoming more passive learners and technology is instant, it is vital that children have these opportunities to interact with art pieces and be able to look at them with a more critical eye. Thank you for continuing to provide them - we feel very privileged to be able to take part.’ - Victoria Milne & Sophie Davies, Teachers, Westbury on Trym Academy (Look Imagine Write)

Find out more information about each educational visit option in the related pages below:


Self Led Sessions

The RWA welcomes self-guided visits to the gallery but we request all groups book a time and date in with us beforehand.

RWA Led Sessions

Workshops, tours and Handling Collection Sessions led by the Learning and Participation Team

Teacher Open Evenings

Twice a year, an open evening will be held for teachers from 4:30-6pm.

Schools Facilities and Conduct

Information on our toilets, lift, Family Activity Space and conduct when visiting the RWA.