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Royal West of England Academy

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Impressive building and content.

Have mixed feelings/memories of this building having sat exams in here four decades ago but was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Full of interesting historical and contemporary artworks

Stunning listed building. On the groundfloor there was a free exhibition of prints, lithographs and... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Rose B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 19 June 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 18 June 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 4 May 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 26 April 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.

1  Thank gilesd007
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Went today with mixed expectations of reviews but wanted to see the fine art. It was disgustingly overpriced. £8 for 4 rooms. 2 of actual paintings and 2 of photographs. Took all of 20 mins. Popped down to the Bristol museum where they have proper...More

1  Thank katherine d
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We went to see the exhibition of works by woman artists including Sandra Blow , Elisabeth Frink and Sonia Lawson. The high walls in the RWA were perfect for the large canvases and sculptures and in the smaller galleries were works by women members of...More

1  Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We visited when the annual open exhibition was on. At about £7 a head it's great value - brilliant works by all sorts of artists. Well displayed with great staff and an interesting shop. Also a café, toilets and all the usual things.

1  Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Having left my hometown of Bristol almost 9 years ago, I’ve only now managed to visit this gallery as a tourist just recently. It’s a light, architecturally impressive venue. I was lucky enough to see the RWA’s 165th annual open exhibition (significantly less pretentious than...More

1  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I visited the Royal West of England Academy last week. It was my first visit for some years. It's a lovely gallery set within an elegant building. The present exhibition is the 165th Open Exhibition. There is so much to see. The walls and floors...More

1  Thank Simon S
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Yes, there is a lift and full disabled access everywhere. Enjoy.