Purpose-built in 1858, the RWA has been described as one of Britain’s most beautiful art galleries. An independent charity, RWA’s mission is to ensure it is somewhere everyone feels welcomed, valued and nourished, and that art is accessible to all, working within and beyond our building to inspire people of all backgrounds, using creativity to develop skills, enhance lives and boost wellbeing. With the financial support of The Grateful Society, the RWA runs a particular programme for dementia sufferers and their carers.