The Museum is open to members of the public, schools and educational groups, free of charge

We look forward to welcoming you

Opening Hours

The Museum is open to members of the public on Fridays, 11am to 6pm.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

Our galleries are staffed by assistants who are students at the Academy, as well as volunteers, who will be available during your visit to answer any questions you may have.

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.


We can accommodate tours of up to 40 people. Please note that booking is essential for all tours.

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Please visit our Access to the Academy page for full details on step-free accessibility around the Academy. Please note:

  • Step-free access is available into the Museum from the eastern side of York Gate. Please push the bell at the side of the entrance for access.
  • There are different galleries on the ground floor, first floor and second floor. All are accessible by lift.
  • There are accessible toilets on the Museum’s first and second floors, near the lift.


The museum has toilet facilities.

Please note that the museum does not have a lunch room or cloakroom.

The Academy cafeteria 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 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. There is no parking available on site for coaches or other vehicles.

Get in touch

Please contact us if we can assist further with your visit.