About the Museum

The Royal Academy of Music’s museum and collections contribute to music’s capacity to inspire, unite, console and stimulate using its eminent collections of instruments, art, photography, manuscripts and scores.

The Museum is an integral part of Academy life. Fascinating objects are displayed and engaging stories told through its permanent galleries and programme of changing temporary displays. The Museum regularly holds lecture-recitals, seminars, workshops, special events and family activities, all open to the public for free.

Many of the collections displayed are Designated and the Museum itself is Accredited, chartermarks of quality awarded and administered by Arts Council England (ACE). The Museum opened in 2001, supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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