Tuesday 10 December 2013
Museum Open Day
On Friday 13 December the RCM Museum of Music is throwing open its doors for the museum’s very first Open Day.
From 10.00am to 4.30pm all are invited to visit the museum to enjoy hot drinks and cakes and to hear music played by RCM students on some of the collection’s historical instruments. There will also be the chance to see the museum’s new visual display, which gives you a glimpse of all the activities that take place in the museum throughout the year, how the collections are used outside of the RCM building, and what the museum is planning for the future.
There will also be the opportunity to support the charity Action on Hearing Loss, who will be fundraising during the day.
The RCM Museum of Music is home to a diverse range of musical treasures, providing an invaluable resource for RCM students and staff. In addition to its collection of over 1,000 instruments – including the anonymous clavicytherium, believed to be the earliest surviving stringed keyboard instrument – the museum houses significant portraits (including famous pictures of Haydn and Farinelli) as well as manuscripts, early printed edition, photographs, letters and many other intriguing objects from the RCM’s Library and Special Collections.
The RCM Museum of Music is in the Royal College of Music on Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS, and admission is free.