The Museum has three permanent galleries, alongside regularly changing displays and exhibitions. Together they cover an array of eras, instruments and subjects, from the finest 17th-century Cremonese violins to the cast of a 20th-century conductor’s hand. Below you can see what is on at the moment, pique your interest with future displays and investigate our archive of exhibitions past.

Current exhibitions

Sir Henry Wood at 150 free

Thursday, 09.05.2019 - Friday, 20.09.2019, Tertis case

Henry Wood studied composition and voice at the Academy from 1886. He started his career as an accompanist and became well known as a conductor in the 1890s.

What a Song and Dance: Celebrating Musical Theatre free

Friday, 05.07.2019 - Saturday, 22.02.2020, Museum Ground Floor

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Academy’s Musical Theatre Programme, our new temporary exhibition deconstructs and explores the history of the genre and looks to the future of this popular art form.

Permanent exhibitions

Piano Gallery

Museum Second Floor

This gallery follows the keyboard instrument’s lively evolution from the early 17th to the early 20th centuries.

Strings Gallery

Museum First Floor

This gallery showcases the rich variety of the Academy’s stringed instrument collection.

History of the Academy

Museum Ground Floor

These displays show the illustrious history of the Royal Academy of Music, the oldest conservatoire in the United Kingdom.