Royal West of England Academy

Due to the coronavirus, museums and galleries across the country may be closed or you may have to book a timed ticket in order to visit. Please check their websites and social media channels for up to date information.

Queens Road Clifton
City of Bristol

  • Phone: 0117 9735129

The RWA Art Gallery is situated in fashionable Clifton and is open throughout the year. The building is one of the finest examples of Victorain Italianate style built in 1858 as the first art gallery in Bristol. The RWA shows contemporary art exhibitions of painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and architecture as well as its own historic collection.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.30 Sun 11.00-17.00 Closed: Mondays


Main Galleries: Adults: £7.95 Concessions: £6.75 Under 18s, students, FRWA and RWA Academicians: Free National Art Pass: Half price entry


  • National Art Pass
  • Museums Association

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Conference facilities available
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours

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