Royal West of England Academy

RWA Art Gallery
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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.30 Sun 11.00-17.00

Closed: Mondays

Admission charges

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

The RWA collection consists of over 1000 works including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Among the paintings in the collection are works by artists from the Newlyn, St Ives and Bloomsbury Schools. Paintings by George Swaish, Mathew Hale, Anne Redpath, Mary Fedden, Carel Weight, Bernard Dunstan and Elizabeth Blackadder are also valued additions to the collection.

Collection details

Fine Art

Royal West of England Academy
Queens Road
City of Bristol




0117 9735129


0117 9237874

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