11.30am–5.30pm Monday to Friday, 12–4pm Saturday
Closed Sundays, public holidays and all December
Visit the Royal Academy of Music Museum to explore unique instruments, manuscripts and art, and discover behind-the-scenes stories from the United Kingdom’s oldest conservatoire.
In permanent galleries and temporary displays, visitors will see star items such as the ‘Viotti ex-Bruce’ 1709 violin by Antonio Stradivari once played to Queen Marie Antoinette, Gilbert and Sullivan’s original score for ‘The Mikado’, and a trench gramophone from the First World War. You can learn about the role the Academy and its alumni have played in musical development for nearly 200 years, and perhaps hear a live gallery demonstration of an 18th century harpsichord.
Our friendly Gallery Assistants are Academy students who will tell you more about the displays and talk about their studies at the Academy. The Museum regularly holds free public musical and lecture events, museum tours, and offers children’s trails with quizzes and puzzles.
The Academy’s Piano Festival takes place on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 June across the building. The Museum Piano Gallery will be presenting four events – please see here for further information.
Please note that the Piano Gallery will be closed to the public on 25 and 26 outside of these event times. The Piano Gallery will also be closed at various times between Monday 22 and Wednesday 24 as we prepare and rehearse.
Please contact the Museum before planning your visit to find out more.
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