A Violin once played to Marie Antionette, Purcell's original score of the Fairy Queen, a Viennese piano with six pedals...

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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.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum soon.

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.

Portrait of Natalia Karp

Each month we feature a different treasure from our collections. Be inspired by the stories behind some of our wonderful objects.

Exhibitions


A museum display featuring press cuttings and photos from Alma Rosé's career

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.

Collections


A worker repairs the underside of a violin with a brush

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

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

Various string instruments reside in glass cases

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

Contact us


The outer entrance to the RAM museum

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