A violin once played to Marie Antoinette, Purcell’s original score of The Fairy Queen, a Viennese piano with six pedals…

Welcome to the Academy Museum, a treasure trove of musical inspiration.

THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19.

We have no plans to reopen at present, because of the ongoing government advice on social distancing, and we are prioritising access to the building for students. We are doing everything we can to plan and hope to welcome visitors back at some point in 2021. Please watch this space where future announcements will be made.

The information below is therefore only relevant for when we are open.

Visit our Museum to explore unique instruments, manuscripts and art and learn about the role the Academy and its alumni have played in musical development for 200 years. You might even catch a live gallery demonstration of a clavichord or a 19th-century piano.

Our friendly Gallery Assistants are Academy students who will tell you more about the displays and talk about their studies. The Museum regularly holds free public musical and lecture events and museum tours, and offers children’s trails with quizzes and puzzles.

About us

About us

The Academy Museum houses superb collections of historic and modern instruments, as well as an illuminating archive of important musical materials.

The Academy Museum houses superb collections of historic and modern instruments, as well as an illuminating archive of important musical materials.

Collections

Collections

Since its foundation in 1822, the Academy has acquired and created important collections of instruments, artworks, memorabilia, manuscripts, letters, scores, performance materials and other objects.

Since its foundation in 1822, the Academy has acquired and created important collections of instruments, artworks, memorabilia, manuscripts, letters, scores, performance materials and other objects.

Contact us

Contact us

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road
London
NW1 5HT

Email contact form

+44 (0)20 7873 7443

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road
London
NW1 5HT

Email contact form

+44 (0)20 7873 7443