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

Our programme includes temporary exhibition events, collections-related lectures and family workshops. Research events highlighting current areas of academic performance and study also take place in the Museum and across the Academy.


The museum can be viewed on a self-guided or tour-guided basis. School-specific sessions are available and, upon prior agreement with our Visitor and Learning Officer, can be tailored to meet the needs of your class. See the 'Schools, families and adults' section, left, for more information.

Our galleries have a maximum capacity of 25 people. We ask larger groups to split into smaller groups and visit each gallery in rotation. This allows other visitors to enjoy the galleries and ensures that all objects on display can be viewed.

If you are planning a group visit without a booked tour, please contact us in advance. We will not turn you away, but if we are already expecting another group we can recommend alternative dates to ensure that you get the most out of your visit.

Lunchtime tours

On the first Wednesday of every month (except December), Museum staff give a drop-in tour of the whole Museum. This gives an overview of our musical collection.

Meet us at 1pm on the ground floor of the Museum. There is no need to book – we can accommodate up to 20 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our lunchtime tours are free of charge, but donations are welcomed.

Group tours

Groups are welcome to come to the Royal Academy of Music Museum to see our displays and rare instruments. Pre-booked group tours of the Museum last about an hour and provide an overview of our musical collection.

Tours are free of charge, but donations are welcomed.

Whether you are visiting independently, with a guide or through one of our tailored sessions, prior booking is essential. Please contact us to request a booking form on, or call 020 7873 7443.

We do not turn groups away but we are a small museum and we want you to get the most out of your visit, so we might recommend alternative dates if we are already expecting large numbers.