The RWA is located in the heart of Bristol and is open throughout the year, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. We are closed on Mondays, except spring and summer Bank Holiday Mondays (11am-5pm).
Our main exhibitions are held upstairs in our beautiful, purpose-built galleries, described by art critic Andrew Lambirth as 'a jewel in the crown of England's exhibiting venues'.
We are always happy to provide a welcome talk for pre-booked visiting groups of 12 or more, and also offer a group discount - please phone (01179735129) or email us to book your visit.
Exhibitions at The RWA
Visit our 'What's On' page to view all current and upcoming exhibitions and events.
The listed building offers disabled access throughout, with level access to the Shop on the ground floor, and there is lift access to all of the Galleries and to our accessible toilet on the lower floor. A manually operated wheelchair is also available to borrow during your visit.
An accessible parking bay is located outside the building, on the forecourt. Please call the Welcome Desk in advance of your visit to book the space, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The RWA welcomes guide and assistance dogs, but we regret that we cannot allow other dogs into the building.
The RWA staff and volunteer team are available to assist you during your visit. Please call the Welcome Desk for any specific requirements or accessibility questions. Please download a copy of our Access statement below.
Times and Prices
CLOSED Mondays (except Bank Holidays - open all spring and summer Bank Holiday Mondays)
Christmas opening times: Please note that we will be closed from 23 to 26 December, and from 31 December to 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing. The RWA occasionally closes early for special events. Please call ahead or check the website for details.*
Adults: £7.95 (includes a 80p donation)
Concessions: £6.75 (includes a 70p donation)
12 month Art Pass: £15
Under 18s/SGS, UoB & UWE students: FREE
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount on ticket price