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.

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.

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.

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.

Contact us

Contact us

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road
London
NW1 5HT

museum@ram.ac.uk

+44 (0)20 7873 7443

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road
London
NW1 5HT

museum@ram.ac.uk

+44 (0)20 7873 7443