Owing to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Museum will remain closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back as soon as we are able.

The Museum is open to members of the public, schools and educational groups, free of charge. We regularly host free public events, and our programme includes temporary exhibition events, collections-related lectures and family workshops.

Our galleries are staffed by Gallery Assistants who are students at the Academy, and also some volunteers. They are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Royal Academy of Music Museum
Marylebone Road

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+44 (0)20 7873 7443

To ensure the best service, please use these contact details rather than contacting staff directly.

Museum opening times:

Mon-Fri 11.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
Sat 12 noon to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Closed Sundays, public holidays and the month of December.

Please note that when events, classes and installations are taking place in the Museum, access to some of the galleries might be reduced. If you are planning a visit to see a particular gallery, please contact us in advance to check whether it will be fully accessible.


Step-free access is available into the Museum from the eastern side of York Gate. This entrance is for disabled visitors only. Please push the bell at the side of the entrance for access.

Each gallery is on a different floor (ground, first, second). They are all accessible by lift.

There are accessible toilets on the Museum’s first and second floors, near the lift.

Step free access information to the Academy as a whole can be found in our access section.

We have created a visual story (below) for people with autism to help them prepare for their visit to the Museum.


We do have toilet facilities, but please note that the Museum does not have a lunch room or cloakroom.

The Academy cafeteria, Sound Bites, is located in the main Academy building, but is mainly for students and is only open during term time. It is not suitable for school groups or large groups. There are many cafes and restaurants on Baker Street or Marylebone High Street, both of which are a short walk from the Museum. Regent’s Park, just around the corner, can be a good spot for a picnic lunch in the warmer months.

Getting here

The Museum is located at the front of No 1 York Gate, a cream Regency terrace next to the main Academy (a larger red brick building).

The closest Tube stations are Regent’s Park and Baker Street. Bus numbers 27, 30, 88, 205 and 253 stop almost directly outside the Academy.

If arriving by coach or minibus, please use the private road in front of the main Academy building’s entrance to drop off visitors. This is not the Museum entrance – please do not enter here. Please walk around to the Museum entrance. There is no parking available on site for coaches or other vehicles.