Times and Prices (from spring 2022)

Tuesday - Sunday: 10am – 5pm 

Wednesday Late opening until 8pm

Closed Mondays (except for Bank Holidays)

Cafe Opening Times

8.30am - 4.30pm Tues - Sat (with late openings on a Weds coming soon!)

9am - 4.30pm Sunday

Closed Mondays

Tickets are currently £8.90 with a donation (or £8 without a donation) and can be booked in advance. We offer concessions for people on job seekers allowance and Disabled People. Concession price entry is £4.90 with a donation and  £4.45 without a donation. Entry is free for Friends of the RWARWA Art Pass Holders, under 21s and students (please bring student ID). If you are buying your tickets in person, please be aware we only can only take card payments. 

Entrance to Cafe, Family Activity Space, Shop and Kenny Gallery are free.Tickets are required for entrance to the main exhibition spaces on the first floor.
In the main ticketed exhibition, rucksacks can not be worn on your back. There are lockers available at the front desk, or you can wear them on your front or carry them at your side. Lockers are a pound each and require a £1 coin. 

Variations to opening times

Please note we will be closing the gallery spaces early on the following dates for private events:
Saturday 4 June 4pm close
Saturday 11 June 4pm close
Thursday 16 June 4pm close (and the Kenny Gallery will be closed all day)


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 Queen’s 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. 

Improve your visitor experience with the Smartify app

We're always thinking of ways we can make our galleries safer and more accessible. One of the ways you can improve your museum experience and also make social distancing easier is by downloading Smartify before your visit. When you get here, hold your phone up to an artwork. The app will recognise the image and you can read about it on your phone. 

Please ask a member of staff or volunteer in the gallery to show you where the Smartify labels are located.

In addition to this, audio guides are available through the app for many of our exhibitions (please check the exhibition web page for audio guide availability).

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


Tickets and Art Passes

Find out more about our tickets and memberships


Find out how we're making sure everyone feels welcome

Join the Friends of the RWA

Exclusive exhibition launch invites, discounts in the shop and Drawing School, and much more!

What's On

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