Times and Prices
We are open Tuesday - Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays (except for spring and summer Bank Holidays, open 10am - 5pm)
Christmas Opening Hours
We are closed Sunday, 24 December to Wednesday 27 December (inclusive)
Reopening: Thursday 28 December to Sunday 31 December (early closing 2pm)
Closed: Monday 1 January 2024
Resuming normal opening hours from Tuesday 2 January 2024
Due to events being held at the RWA, we sometimes need to close our upstairs galleries early: please see early closing days for details.
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.
Annual Art Pass: £15 (visit as many times as you wish for a full year)
Adult day ticket: £8.90 (includes optional 90p donation).
Concession* day ticket: £4.90 (includes optional 45p donation).
Entry is free for all under 21s and students (please bring student ID), as well as for all of our members, including the Friends of the RWA, and for returning RWA Art Pass Holders. Please be aware we only can only take card payments.
*A concessionary rate is available for those on Job Seekers allowance.
We offer a discounted group rate for 10 or more visitors at £6.50 per person. This can be paid in advance by bank transfer (contact email@example.com for details) or on the day with payment on one card only please.
Cafe Opening Times
Monday - 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday - 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday 9.30am - 5pm
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Spicer+Cole at the RWA serve fresh food and coffee in our new larger cafe space, with both indoor and outdoor seating.