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.