We are currently closed due to government lockdown restrictions.

Regretfully, due to government restrictions, we are unable to open the 168 Annual Open Exhibition on 2 January 2021. Ticket buyers will be contacted.

Subscribe to our mailing list to be first to know when we re-open. All Annual Open artworks can be viewed and purchased online HERE.  

Important Information for Visitors

  • Admittance is only for visitors with pre-booked tickets, or to visitors on the day only if there is capacity.
  • Please bring a face mask to wear for the duration of your visit.
  • Please be aware that the number of people who can enter the RWA at any one time is restricted. Due to this, there may be a queue to enter. 
  • Contact details for ticket bookers will be captured.
  • The café is currently closed.
  • Only one ‘household’ (max 6) will be admitted to each of our smaller side galleries at any one time.
  • The building will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised at the end of each day.

Times and Prices

Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

Please book in advance. Tickets are currently £7.95 with a donation (or £7.25 without a donation). Entry is free for Friends of the RWARWA Art Pass Holders, under 18s and students (please bring student ID). 


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.

Improve your visitor experience with the Smartify app

We're always thinking of ways we can make our galleries safer. One of the ways you can improve your museum experience and make social distancing easier is by downloading Smartify before your visit. When you get here, simply hold your phone up to an artwork. The app will recognise the image and you can read about it on your phone. No more standing close to people to read the labels!

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.


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