Your Visit

Plan your trip to the museum and read about the services and facilities we have on offer.

Object of the Month


Each month we feature a different treasure from our collections.

Be inspired by the stories behind some of our wonderful objects.

Each month we feature a different treasure from our collections.

Be inspired by the stories behind some of our wonderful objects.

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.

Close up of the keyboard on a Jacob and Abraham Kirkman Harpsichord

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.

Exhibitions

A book open on a page entitled 'a brief introduction to the playing on the treble violin'

Our most recent exhibition, ‘Only the Violins Remain. Alma and Arnold Rosé’ was created in partnership with the House of Austrian History.

Our most recent exhibition, ‘Only the Violins Remain. Alma and Arnold Rosé’ was created in partnership with the House of Austrian History.

Permanent Galleries

Our Strings and Piano Galleries allow students, staff and visitors to get a closer look at a selection of our finest instruments, artworks and manuscripts.

The galleries are an integral part of the York Gate building and also serve as teaching and rehearsal space, putting them at the heart of Academy life.

Our Strings and Piano Galleries allow students, staff and visitors to get a closer look at a selection of our finest instruments, artworks and manuscripts.

The galleries are an integral part of the York Gate building and also serve as teaching and rehearsal space, putting them at the heart of Academy life.

About us


A member of museum staff measures the action on a violin

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.