Royal West of England Academy
Tel: +44 (0)117 973 5129
The RWA (Royal West of England Academy) is now open following its Light and Inspiration renovation project.
Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is self-supporting, independent charity (1070163). The venue is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to Bristol and has done so since 1844. Located in a spectacular Grade II* listed building in the heart of the city, the building has recently undergone a £4.1m transformation – opening up access for all. It provides opportunities for everybody to get creative and feel inspired.
RWA is unique not just in Bristol, but in the UK, in being a purpose-built Royal Academy of Art: somewhere that not only exhibits great art, but that also nurtures new talent for the future, and does so using one of the most beautiful exhibition spaces in the country.
The RWA is a registered museum and independent charity. It receives no major core funding from local or national government, so there is a modest entry charge for main exhibitions. The Café, Family Activity Space, Shop and Kenny Gallery are free to enter.
|Opening times (from May 2022) (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
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- futtock21London, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelBristol’s first art gallerySaturday, 13th July 2019Just a short distance from Bristol’s Museum and Art Gallery is the Royal West of England Academy the UK’s only regional Royal Academy of Art. In common with the R.A. its academicians are elected. It... Read full review
- chrismB7291QATrip Type:CouplesPoor exhibitions but nice building.Friday, 10th January 2020Hard to review an art gallery as the exhibitions change however January's offerings were poor. Good things. Staff friendly, building nice and cafe good. Poor things. The exhibitions the art seemed... Read full review
- LaurieStorySanta Monica, CaliforniaGreat Art - Lots of Local ArtistsWednesday, 12th February 2020William Turner, an English Romantic painter known for his imaginative landscapes and stormy marine paintings visited the Bristol area often and is a founding member of the RWA. Lots of interesting... Read full review