Our home in South Kensington is at the heart of one of the UK’s most visionary cultural centres. In the 1850s, Prince Albert conceived of a new area that would bring together institutions of learning, artistic excellence, scientific endeavour and cultural celebration. 'Albertopolis' is for everyone.
More Music will transform and expand the spaces available to students and visitors of all ages to make and learn about music, while preserving the iconic character of our surroundings. Designed by architect John Simpson, dynamic and vibrant new spaces will provide cutting-edge facilities and an inspirational learning environment in which our students can create, research and perform music. This building work is already well underway.
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Royal College of Music Museum
Our £4.9M development of the Royal College of Music Museum, funded by a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant, is one of the largest ever investments in the redevelopment of a museum of music in the UK. Our renowned collection includes the world’s earliest surviving guitar and the oldest known stringed keyboard instrument, and represents a range of music-making activities spanning a period of more than five centuries.
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A new Flentrop Orgelbouw organ
The Royal College of Music's new custom-built organ, unveiled in Spring 2018, is an exceptional new facility for the RCM, which has a prestigious history of organ training. The bespoke instrument was designed with emphasis on beauty of tone, achieving a warm, prominent tone, ideal for the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall's lively acoustic.
The RCM organ is in recognition of James Zheng Huang HonRCM.
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Support our investment in student facilities, from state-of-the-art performance spaces to bright new practice rooms.
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If you would like further information about the More Music Campaign, our building works and how you can get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch.