Events and tours


View our Museum events programme.

The Museum regularly hosts free public events. Our programme includes temporary exhibition events, collections-related lectures and family workshops. Research events take place in the Museum and across the Academy, highlighting current areas of academic performance and study - for more information visit the Research area of the website.

Please note that when events, classes and installations are taking place in the museum, access to some of the galleries may be reduced. If you are planning a visit to see a particular gallery, please contact us to check if it will be fully accessible.


Lunchtime Tours
On the first Wednesday of every month (except December) Museum staff give a general drop-in tour of the whole Museum. This offers an insight into our varied and historical musical collection.

Meet us at 1pm on the Museum Ground Floor – there is no need to book, the tours are simply open to the first 20 people who turn-up.

Tours are free of charge but donations are welcomed.

Group Tours
The Museum offers pre-booked group tours. Our guided Museum tours last approximately an hour. The group will be given an insight into this varied and historic musical collection.

Group numbers must not exceed 20 people, with 15 recommended as a comfortable number. To book a tour please contact the Museum, telephone 020 7873 7443 or email

Tours are free of charge but donations are welcomed.

Tours for Schools and Colleges
The Museum offers tailored tours for schools and colleges.