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Royal West of England Academy

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Always interesting exhibitions

We went to the temporary exhibition about artist couples and loved it. I've been to the RWA several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Whether you just want to look and admire the fine artwork here or indeed maybe make a purchase... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue B
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The Royal West of England Academy exists for everyone with an interest in art and design.Our artistic programme promotes inspiring work by our Academicians and Artist Members, and brings high profile exhibitions by established artists to Bristol...more
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Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX, England
+44 117 973 5129
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the temporary exhibition about artist couples and loved it. I've been to the RWA several times and always love the inspirational art on show. The cafe is well worth a visit too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you just want to look and admire the fine artwork here or indeed maybe make a purchase. This exhibition has something to offer pretty much everyone. Well worth the entrance fee. Don’t forget to gift aid too.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year hundreds (thousands) of promising and established artists put heir hat in the ring and hope to be selected for the annual show (on now October). Fantastic variety -sculpture, abstract, architecture,water colour, oil -just a great variety (some perhaps should not be there -...More

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Reviewed September 13, 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.

Thank Charles J
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The building is amazing and the content is great! However, it does not hold the comparison with the great London museums.

Thank JimmyL2159
Reviewed August 18, 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 worth the walk up Park Street.

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Stunning listed building. On the groundfloor there was a free exhibition of prints, lithographs and illustrations. Downstairs another free exhibition put on by Bristol University students. Upstairs exhibitions you have to pay for but well worth the money - full of interesting historical and contemporary...More

1  Thank Rose B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Always worth a visit. We spent a couple of hours looking at both old and new art here. Some of the free to see art is really good. Peter Blake- Sgt Pepper artist was on display.

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Not much to see in the free exhibition here. A few Peter Blake's down stairs in what looked like a dilapidated school corridor, complete with stuff the caretaker has left behind. Would advise the wonderful Bristol museum as an alternative.

Thank KAW687
Reviewed April 26, 2018

A basic title, but if you're into Art then it's a must visit. Certain times of the year you can submit your artwork too.

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November 9, 2017|
Response from Jackie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a lift and full disabled access everywhere. Enjoy.