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Contact & Visitor Guide

The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR. 0117 316 4450

Opening times

RPS Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


Find us


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

We are located at the "Photo Hub" at Paintworks creative quarter on the A4 (Bath Road). Our building is neighbouring The Martin Parr Foundation.

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Getting here:


Sat nav: BS4 3AR

We are located to the south of Bristol City Centre, just off the A4 (Bath Road)

Please Note: Bristol has a Clean Air Zone. Charges and vehicle checker details can be found here.


Paintworks has signposted visitor parking throughout, which is limited to 4 hours. All spaces are pay & display through the RingGo app.

Alternatively, there is parking within a 5-10 minute walk at the local Sainsbury's. This is bookable at

Park and Ride

The Brislington Park and Ride operates from Monday to Saturday, every 15 minutes. You should get off at Bristol Temple Meads. The journey duration is approximately 11 minutes.

You can walk (25 minutes), cycle, take a bus or get a taxi to RPS House from Bristol Temple Meads.


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


Buses run from the centre of Bristol, from Temple Meads and Bristol Coach Station and between Bristol and Bath. The number 1, 522, 349 and X39 services all stop at the Paintworks bus stop. For bus times please visit:



You can walk (45 minutes), take a bus or taxi from Bristol Coach Station.


When leaving Bristol Temple Meads train station complex, turn left and 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 Bath) until you get to a fork in the road. Take the left fork and continue walking for about half a mile until you get to Paintworks on your left.

It takes around 25 minutes to walk from Temple Meads.


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


The nearest airport is Bristol Airport (BRS), which is 7 miles away. There is a regular shuttle bus to Bristol which stops at Bristol Temple Meads train station.

You can walk (25 minutes), take a bus or get a taxi to RPS House from Temple Meads.


Within RPS House, all areas are fully accessible.

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

There is some accessible parking available in the north east corner of Paintworks

From street level car parking there are lifts available to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.


Contact us

RPS House business hours are Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

You can find the best contact details for your query below:


0117 316 4460 


Website queries
Membership and login issues can be directed to the Membership team (details above).

Any other website queries can be sent to


For any questions about events, please contact the event organiser. You will find their details on the event page. Please click here for a full list of events.

Competitions and Applications

International Photography Exhibition
0117 316 4478

0117 316 4480

Other queries


Main switchboard   0117 3164450

Building & Operations   0117 316 4452

Finance   0117 316 4459

Media, PR   0117 316 4466

Awards   0117 316 4474

Distinctions 0117 316 4470

Education 0117 316 4480

Workshops 0117 316 4481

Public Affairs & History 0117 316 4474

Exhibitions   0117 316 4476

Volunteers   0117 316 4476