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 Viennese piano from 1815 with six pedals. 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 Piano Gallery is often closed on Thursdays and Fridays due to student classes taking place. Please contact the Museum for more specific information if you are planning a visit. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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To be a child prodigy and world-renowned violinist would be quite enough for many people – but not for Yehudi Menuhin.
4th January – 30th November 2016
This display until February 2017 celebrates 70 years of the London Bach Society and their joyful mission to foster a greater understanding and knowledge of JS Bach’s music.