The Royal Photographic Society

RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR

Tel: +44 (0)1225 325733

Exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society


The Royal Photographic Society is temporarily closed but will restart its live public programmes and reopen its gallery in Bristol in April 2021. It continues to offer an extensive online programme, including call for entry for their International Photography Exhibition 163.

A dedicated centre for photography which comprises of a high-quality exhibition space, 101-seat auditorium, an education and resource centre and offices for the RPS staff.

They show four exhibitions annually of visually arresting photography selected to inspire and inform on the art and the science of the medium. Each exhibition is accompanied by an exciting education programme of talks, workshops and screenings. They are family-friendly and offer free self-serve tea and coffee to their visitors!

The RPS is situated in the Paintworks creative quarter, close to the city centre.

Opening times: The Exhibition Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Admission is free

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The RPS is an international charitable organisation founded in 1853 to educate the public on the art and the science of photography. The organisation has 12,000 members internationally all of whom care about photography deeply.

Membership is open to all and anyone can join regardless of photographic ability. Benefits include discounts on workshops, events and a monthly copy of our award-winning members magazine RPS Journal. Join them 

Photography © Derryn Vranch and Rebecca Faith

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* We regret that the gallery is closed Monday-Wednesday and we will not be able to give admittance unless by prior arrangement and if staffing levels allow.

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


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