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Royal West of England Academy

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About

The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), England’s only regional Royal Academy of Art, is Bristol's finest art gallery.  Its magnificent Grade 2* listed building hosts five naturally-lit galleries acclaimed as one of the best exhibition spaces in the country.  Its lively programme of exhibitions celebrate the best of historic and contemporary British art, including artists from Turner and Constable to Fedden and Nash, and work by its own Academicians, who include some of the country’s leading artists. 

It also stages an annual Open exhibition, which is one of the largest Open Submission exhibitions in the UK and has been a major date in the artistic calendar of the region for over 160 years.

To make your visit complete, the Epiphany café serves delicious snacks and lunches, and there is also a small gift shop.

The RWA is a registered museum, with Queen Elizabeth II as its lead patron. An independent Charity, it receives no major core funding from local or national government, so there is a modest entry charge.

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Event venue

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      44
    • Very Good
      27
    • Average
      5
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Jannerbloke
      Devon
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Impressive building and content.
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th August 2018
      Have mixed feelings/memories of this building having sat exams in here four decades ago but was pleased to return and particularly impressed by the content and display of the free to view art. Well... Read full review
    • JimmyL2159
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great exhibition on African fabrics!
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
      The building is amazing and the content is great! However, it does not hold the comparison with the great London museums. Read full review
    • Charles J
      Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great venue, great exhibition
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 13th September 2018
      This is a super venue. We caught the final day of an exhibition called 'in relation' which was superb. The Epiphany Cafe is excellent. Well worth visiting. Read full review
    Queens Road
    Clifton
    West End
    Bristol
    BS8 1PX

    Tel: +44 (0)117 973 5129

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    Tuesday10:0018:00*
    Wednesday10:0018:00*
    Thursday10:0018:00*
    Friday10:0018:00*
    Saturday10:0018:00*
    Sunday11:0017:00*

    * Last admission half an hour before closing

    Closed 25, 26 December & 1 January

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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