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Museum entry

Dates
01 December 2021 - 09 January 2022

Venue
RCM Museum

Tickets
Free but required

We expect all external visitors and audience members to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit.

Museum entry

01 December 2021 - 09 January 2022

Venue
RCM Museum

Tickets
Free but required

We expect all external visitors and audience members to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit.

Following a £3.6million investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Royal College of Music Museum has undergone a complete redevelopment.

Temporary exhibition

Musical Portraits in Bohemian London (1870-1930) includes artworks and manuscripts from members of the lively social circle of famous artists and musicians who once lived in Kensington, such as Edward Burne-Jones, John Singer Sargent, Jan Paderewski and George Henschel. Explore as part of your visit until 9 January 2022.

We are currently allocating entry slots to visit our Museum. These are available Tuesday – Sunday, with a morning or afternoon option. You can arrive at any time during your chosen slot. Please note, weekend timings are different from weekdays.

To view available entry slots, please click ‘book’.

The Museum will be closed on 2 December.

Some free tickets are also available on the door without reservation, however we recommend booking your entry slot in advance, to avoid waiting in case we are at full capacity.

Museum entry slots are accessible to visitors with limited mobility. You can read more about our access measures in the RCM Museum here.

Big Give Christmas Challenge

This December we welcome gifts via the Big Give Christmas Challenge to our Scholarships Fund. This unique opportunity allows every online donation we receive via the campaign page, from 12pm on 30 November - 12pm on 7 December, to be doubled up to a total of £60,000.

The Scholarships Fund offers vital support to our talented musicians to access world-class education regardless of their background. Your contribution can make their dream of performing on the world stage a reality.

Thank you for helping us secure the future of music!

Support our students this December

Plan your visit

Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

Find out more

   South Kensington: 0.5 miles
   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

   Santander Cycles docking station and public cycle locking facilities adjacent to RCM

The RCM provides light refreshments throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.

RCM Café

The RCM Café serves barista-style coffees, sandwiches, snacks, salads and hot food. There is also access to outside seating in our new 1851 courtyard.

Opening hours: 

Monday-Friday: 8.30am-4.30pm

Saturday: 8.30am-4.30pm (term time only)

Find out more

The main entrance to the RCM has eight steps up from the pavement and two inside the main doors. A lift is available for visitors with limited mobility. The lift is built into the smaller staircase to the left of the main entrance steps. There is an intercom button on the control panel, which can be seen and reached easily from the street. On arrival, press the buzzer to notify a member of RCM staff, who will come out to meet you and operate the lift for you.

All our event venues can be accessed by visitors with limited mobility via the lift at the main entrance.