Bristol is a city that is culturally alive and possesses a thriving contemporary art scene. Dotted along street corners or throughout the dockyards are various galleries and exhibition spaces hosting a myriad of established and underground artists. Bristol is the ideal location for a school art trip.

Our school travel specialists will work with you to tailor your itinerary to your curriculum and specific exam board content.

A school trip to Bristol will allow your students to immerse themselves in a thriving contemporary art scene in one of the UK’s most exciting cities!

Almost wherever you turn in Bristol you’ll stumble across another gallery, exhibition space or piece of street art. Your students will be able to see both older and more modern works of art, by British and international artists.

UNESCO designated Bristol a City of Film in 2017 and is a member of the Creative Cities Network, so it’s a great choice for groups interested in digital culture and creative industries. If you’re looking for a school art trip within the UK that will leave your students feeling inspired, Bristol could be the perfect option for you. And our school travel specialists will work closely with you to ensure that your trip is tailored to meet your curriculum.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school and travel to Bristol

Visit to the Royal West of England Academy

Check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation

Enjoy the Bristol Street Art Tour (option to upgrade to include stencil art spray session)

Time for lunch in the city centre

If time allows, visit Bristol Museum and Art Gallery or take a trip to nearby Portishead to follow the Portishead Art Trail

Return to school

2 days, 1 night Price from £95 pp
  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • 2-hour street art walking tour
  • 49-seater executive coach
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Guide and transport throughout
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators


Educational Activities

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery houses some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building…

Bristol Street Art Tour

Bristol Street Art Tour

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The Bristol Street Art Tour is a fascinating guided walk discovering international street art around the city. You'll hear the…

Portishead Art Trail

Portishead Art Trail

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Portishead is a coastal town just outside of Bristol. The town’s art trail is focused around the marina and extends…

Royal West of England Academy

Royal West of England Academy

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Founded by painter Ellen Sharples in the mid-19th century, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is the oldest art…

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