Times and Prices 

We are open Tuesday - Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays (except for spring and summer Bank Holidays, open 10am - 5pm)

Due to events being held at the RWA, we sometimes need to close our upstairs galleries early: please see early closing days for details.

Ticket Prices 

While much of our building is free to visit, as an independent charity we rely on ticket income for our exhibitions to support our work.

Main Exhibition Ticket Prices:

  • Annual Art Pass: £16 (visit as many times as you wish for a full year)
  • Adult day ticket: £9.90 (includes optional £1 donation, eligible for gift aid)
  • Concession* day ticket: £5.45 (includes optional 55p donation, eligible for gift aid)
  • Free admission** for Friends of the RWA, RWA Art Pass Holders, under 21s, students (please bring student ID).

* A concessionary rate is available for Disabled people (required companion free); people on universal credit; Art Fund card holders
** Entry is free for all RWA Members (Patrons, Friends, Academicians, Artists Network); all under 21s; all FE & HE students with valid student ID; required companion for disabled people; Museums Association, AIM or SWFed members).


Group Visits

We offer a discounted group rate for pre-booked groups of 10 or more visitors at £7.50 per person, which may include a welcome introduction. The group tickets can be paid in advance by bank transfer (contact info@rwa.org.uk for details) or on the day with payment on one card only please.

For Schools, Colleges and Learning Group visits please fill out the School Group Booking Form and return to info@rwa.org.uk.

Free-to-Access Areas

Entrance to Cafe, Family Activity Space, Shop, lower ground floor galleries and Kenny Gallery are free.Tickets are required for entrance to the main exhibition spaces on the first floor.
Due to space constrictions in the main ticketed exhibitions, we ask that rucksacks are either carried by hand to the side or stored away, rather than worn on the back. There are secure lockers available opposite the Welcome Desk on the ground floor, which require a £1 coin. 

We also have ongoing Art Classes and calendar of events. See What's On.

Cafe Opening Times

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5pm (last orders 4pm)
Sunday 10am - 5pm (last orders 4pm)


The RWA is located in the academic heart of Bristol and within easy reach the city's main attractions, shopping areas and major motorway links. Our address is Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX. Click here for transport and parking information.

British Sign Language (BSL) Welcome

Accessible Parking

There is one accessible parking space at the RWA. This can be booked in advance of your visit by calling 0117 906 7632 or emailing info@rwa.org.uk and is subject to availability.

Minibus drop offs

Groups who need to get as close as possible to the entrance may be dropped off on the forecourt, but please note this should be by prior appointment by contacting our Visitor Experience Manager on 0117 906 7602. Minibuses can then park using the limited on-street parking nearby (pay and display). Please note tickets are required for the exhibition. 


Tickets and Art Passes

Find out more about our tickets and memberships

Accessing Our Building

Find out how we're making sure everyone feels welcome


Spicer+Cole at the RWA serve fresh food and coffee in our new larger cafe space, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

What's On

Experience art exhibitions, events, art classes and family workshops at Bristol's first art gallery and across the city