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Royal West of England Academy

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Hopefully now passing through a very poor patch of time and shows. The decor looks tired and not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Well worth the journey!

Made a point of visiting this gallery because of its ‘Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Leamington Spa
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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 weeks ago

Hopefully now passing through a very poor patch of time and shows. The decor looks tired and not well maintained but there is evidence of attempts to improve. As a gallery the rooms have been upgraded with climate control which now allows visiting travelling shows....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Finnsailor
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Made a point of visiting this gallery because of its ‘Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism’ exhibition that I saw advertised. What a gem of a place! The building is lovely, well kept; the staff and volunteers friendly and knowledgable. The exhibition was fabulous, space to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jennifersharp21
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Terric gallery offering a variety of exhibitions including prestigeous Open show in November each year. The space is lit by a stunning period atrium.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank L S
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank silkyanteater42
Reviewed 24 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles J
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JimmyL2159
Reviewed 19 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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9 November 2017|
Response from Jackie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a lift and full disabled access everywhere. Enjoy.