Contact The RPS

Our new central Bristol home features an exhibition space, 101 seat auditorium, education and resource centre and the option to hire for private/corporate events.

Our gallery is open as follows:

Monday to Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am–6pm 
Friday: 11am-7pm
Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 10am–5pm

We regret that the gallery is closed Monday-Wednesday and we will not be able to give admittance unless by prior arrangement and if staffing levels allow.

Tickets: For admission prices to our current exhibition please visit: IPE 161

Contact details for the RPS administrative departments: 

 Reception  T: +44 (0)1225 325733
  Education & 
Public Affairs.
RPS History  
 T: +44 (0)1225 325730 
 T: +44 (0)1225 325721

   Learning  T: +44 (0)1225 325770

 T: +44 (0)1225 325742    

 T: +44 (0)1225 325733

 T: +44 (0)1225 325724


 Finance  T: +44 (0)1225 325731

 & technical
 T: +44 (0)1225 325733

 Media  T: +44 (0)1225 325733

   Operations  T: +44 (0)1225 325733

Getting there: 

The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR.


Paintworks map

The Royal Photographic Society is located inside Paintworks creative quarter on the A4, Bath Road which is across from Arnos Vale Cemetery. Within the site our building is beside The Martin Parr Foundation and Crux Product Design.

Air - the nearest airport is Bristol Airport (BRS). The postcode is BS48 3DY and it is 7 miles South West of Bristol. There is a regular shuttle bus to Bristol which stops at Bristol Temple Meads Train Station. You can walk (approximately 20-25 minutes), take a bus or get a taxi to RPS House from Temple Meads.

Bike - We are located across the river Avon from the national cycle path West Country Way Route 3.

Bus - Buses run from the centre of Bristol, from Temple Meads and Bristol Coach Station and between Bristol and Bath. 1, 57, 349 and X39 stop at the Paintworks bus stop. For bus times please visit:

Park and Ride - The Brislington Park and Ride bus service operates from Monday to Saturday. Buses leave every 10-15 minutes and you should get off at Bristol Temple Meads. The journey duration is approximately 11 minutes. You can walk (approximately 20-25 minutes), cycle take a bus or get a taxi to RPS House from Bristol Temple Meads.

Coach - To find coaches into Bristol visit: You can walk (approximately 45 minutes), take a bus or get a taxi to RPS House from Bristol Coach Station. 

Train - Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest railway station. You can walk (approximately 20-25 minutes), cycle, take a bus or get a taxi to RPS House from Temple Meads. For tickets and live departure boards visit:

Walking - from Bristol Temple Meads train station: when leaving the train station complex turn left, follow the road for a short way until you get to a large roundabout, continue straight ahead (over the bridge with metal arches) and follow the road (A4 towards Bath) until you get to a fork in the road with a post with three lamps on it, take the left fork and continue walking for about half a mile until you get to Paintworks on your left. It takes approximately 20-25 minutes to walk from Temple Meads.

Car - Sat nav: BS4 3AR or follow signs for Temple Meads Railway Station, then continue along the A4/Bath Road towards Bath bearing left at the Three Lamps junction. Continue for approximately one mile, Paintworks is on the left-hand side.

Parking - Paintworks has some visitor parking which is clearly signposted. This is a few hundred metres from RPS House and is limited to three hours.

Accessibility - If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us on in advance so we can assist you in your visit to RPS House.

Though there is some accessibility parking in Paintworks, we have some private parking spaces we can reserve for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space.

From street level car parking there are lifts available to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor. Within RPS House, all areas are fully accessible with a lift and ramps and restrooms on each floor. 

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