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Christmas Opening Hours

The gallery will be open from 11am-5pm,
Tuesday to Saturday up to December 20th
(Closed Sun & Mon 21st & 22nd) and open on Tuesday 23rd December.

PLEASE NOTE, the gallery will be closed on Christmas Eve.
We will reopen on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

FREE Admission

Open Bank Holiday Mondays

Note - The gallery is closed for one week prior to each exhibition, please check the exhibition programme for dates.

Royal Cambrian Academy,
Crown Lane,
LL32 8AN

01492 593413
Welcome to the RCA

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art is a charity whose aim is to create enjoyment of visual art through a lively exhibition and education programme. The RCA is the longest surviving artist-led organisation in Wales with up to 150 Academicians.

Our programme includes an enjoyable mixture of fine art in the classic traditions by artists living and working in Wales. We rely upon sales, donations, members’ subscriptions and grants, plus the generous support of the Friends of the RCA. The Arts Council of Wales and Conwy County Borough and Town Council all support our work in education. We also offer the Arts Council of Wales’ Collectorplan Scheme which provides an interest-free loan to buy art over 10 months.


Exterior photogrpah of the rca gallery - art festival

The Royal Cambrian Academy is a vibrant art gallery which shows up to nine varied exhibitions per year. It has a lively and popular education programme for all ages. The exhibition programme is an exciting mix of the best of contemporary Fine Art in Wales, historical shows and open exhibitions.

Educational Events

Catrin williams talking to school children about her exhibition

We organise a variety of exciting educational activities for all ages from 3 upwards including; Adult Master Classes, Life Drawing sessions, Lectures, Saturday Art Club, Educational visits, Family drop-in sessions and Holiday Art Club. Please contact 01492 593413 or email our Education Officer

NEW Autumn/Winter 2014 dates

Life Drawing Sessions - Autumn 2014
Dosbarthiadau lluniadu byw - Hydref 2014

New dates now available /Dyddiadau newydd ar gael  
For full details please click here / manylion pellach yma

Saturday Art Club 2014
Clwb Celf Dydd Sadwrn 2014

Exciting new Winter workshops available now

FREE Halloween Workshop October 30st
Gweithdy Calan Gaeaf, Hydref 30ed AM DDIM

For full details please click here / manylion pellach yma

Gallery Tours & Talks

Our staff can provide complimentary tours of the gallery and the current exhibition but we would appreciate prior notification for larger group visits. Please contact the gallery for further details.

Please contact the gallery office if you have an enquiry


22nd November - 3rd January 2015
Christmas Arts & Crafts

Please click here for details

Masterclasses 2015
Details will be available soon

Membership Application 2014/15

The Royal Cambrian Academy Membership Application for the current year has closed.

Please click here for information about How to become a member. You you will be able to download the 2015/2016 documents from this page as soon as they become available.

Open Exhibition 2015

The Open Exhibition 2015 will open on January 10th and run until February 14th.

Application forms and guidance notes for the 2016 Open will be available late summer 2016

Friends of the RCA

NEXT Event

Details of the next Friends event to follow shortly

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Friends of The Royal Cambrian Academy

We have a lively and enthusiastic Friends organisation. The Friends help to raise funds for the Exhibition and Education programmes and hold a varied programme of lectures, meetings, parties, visits and painting days. Click here for information about the Friends of the Royal Cambrian Academy

New events now available for March, April, May and June 2014

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