The museum is undergoing a major redevelopment and will reopen in 2020.

The RCM Museum preserves and displays a renowned collection of 1,500 musical instruments, portraits, sculptures, photographs and engravings related to music.

Permanent collection

Hihglights include the earliest extant stringed keyboard instrument, a rare Irish harpsichord and trombones played by Elgar and Holst. The Portraits and Performance History collection includes images of musicians, including over 350 original portraits and 10,000 prints and photographs.

Royal College of Music Museum

Free to all

Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 2BS

020 7591 4346


Opening times

The Museum building is undergoing a major development and is currently closed to visitors.

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