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

Hitting the Right Note: Amazing Women of the Royal Academy of Music free

Friday, 29.06.2018 10:00 - Thursday, 18.04.2019 17:00, Museum Ground Floor

We celebrate some of the extraordinary Academy women who helped to break down barriers and make their voices (and instruments) heard

Dolce Melos – the hammered dulcimer free

Tuesday, 05.02.2019 - Friday, 12.04.2019, Tertis case

The dulcimer made its first appearance in European iconography in the late middle ages; its heyday was the Renaissance and early Baroque.

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.