The Museum has three permanent galleries, alongside regularly changing displays and exhibitions. Together they cover an array of eras, instruments and subjects, from the finest 17th-century Cremonese violins to the cast of a 20th-century conductor’s hand. Below you can see what is on at the moment, pique your interest with future displays and investigate our archive of exhibitions past.
Highlights from this rare and beautiful assemblage of 16th-century lutes, guitars and manuscripts will be displayed and explored.
Musicians’ hands are as expressive as their faces; they are key to their creativity. This exhibit displays casts and photographs from our collections, revealing what the hands of composers and performers looked like.
This gallery follows the keyboard instrument’s lively evolution from the early 17th to the early 20th centuries.
This gallery showcases the rich variety of the Academy’s stringed instrument collection.
These displays show the illustrious history of the Royal Academy of Music, the oldest conservatoire in the United Kingdom.
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In the Academy’s Museum, January 2017 – March 2018