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.