Welcome to the Museum

The Royal Academy of Music Museum is open on Fridays from 11am to 6pm.

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.

Digitisation of the Reverie Manuscript

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

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.

Exhibitions

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

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.

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


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.