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Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1PX, UK

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About Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), England’s only regional Royal Academy of Art, is Bristol's finest art gallery.  Its magnificent Grade 2* listed building hosts five naturally-lit galleries acclaimed as one of the best exhibition spaces in the country.  It was the first art gallery to be established in Bristol and is one of the longest-running regional galleries and art schools in the UK.



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Victoria Rooms0.08km from Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

The Victoria Rooms, a familiar Bristol landmark, first opened its doors to the public in May 1842, and for many years served as the most important and lively cultural center in the West of England. One of the architectural wonder in this area.

Clifton Lido and The Victoria Public House0.23km from Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

The Clifton Pool and Victoria Public House is an historic lido and public house situated in Oakfield Place in the Whiteladies Road area of Clifton, Bristol, England.  On one side of the building is the spa entrance to the Lido, with the pool on the other side. The public house was converted from part of the original lido buildings and was opened by 1867.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery0.3km from Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery tells the story of our world in every display, from the beginning of time to the present day. It comprises of 19 galleries over 3 floors that reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilizations, human invention, and creativity.  The art gallery contains works from all periods, including many by internationally famous artists, as well a collection of modern paintings of Bristol.

BBC Bristol0.33km from Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

The BBC campus, Broadcasting House Bristol, is located on Whiteladies Road, Bristol. The first building to be occupied was 21/23 Whiteladies Road, which was built in 1852 and is a Grade II listed building. It now provides offices and technical facilities for the BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Radio & Music Production Bristol, BBC West and BBC Radio Bristol.

Wills Memorial Building Tower0.36km from Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

The Wills Memorial Building is a 2-story building at the top of Park Street is a true Bristol icon and makes a dramatic and inspiring venue.  The view from the top of Wills Tower, some 68 meters above Park Street, is unparalleled and tour guides give a unique insight into the history of the building, which was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1925 before being badly damaged during the Blitz in 1940.

Cabot Tower0.47km from Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

A majestic tower in Bristol set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End is a 105ft tower built-in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot's famous voyage from Bristol and the continent of North America four hundred years earlier. From the top of Cabot Tower, the whole of Bristol unfolds into the distance – making the steep climb well worth it, especially on a clear day.

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Bristol City80 attractions

The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.