The Royal College of Music Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday and our friendly team welcomes visitors to explore our unique collection of instruments, artworks and manuscripts.
Book your ticket online or just turn up on the day.*
The Royal College of Music Museum contains the earliest known guitar, the earliest stringed keyboard instrument and the most recognised portraits of Joseph Haydn and Farinelli. Learn about these and 56 other fascinating instruments specially chosen from the RCM’s designated collection of over 14,000 items.
Alongside our standard displays our current special exhibition is:
6 June 2023 – 5 May 2024
Discover unique treasures from the RCM Museum and Library collections. Featuring long unseen artworks, historic manuscripts, and unusual and ingenious musical instruments, this exhibition shares rarely seen objects and stories hand-picked from the thousands of objects and stories from the RCM's internationally outstanding collections. Find out more about Hidden Treasures
Following a £3.6 million investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Royal College of Music Museum has undergone a complete redevelopment. Our Museum is accessible to visitors with limited mobility. You can read more about access in the RCM Museum here
*Please note: you are welcome to visit at any time during our opening hours even though there is a notional start time as part of the booking process. Ticket holders will be prioritised in the event that we are at capacity. If there are 10 or more people in your group, please contact the Museum team at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit.