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Museum guided tour

07 December 2022, 12:30pm

RCM Museum

Free but required

Priority booking

RCM Friends and supporters at Core Contributor level and above have priority booking from Wednesday 7 December. General booking opens for our Spring Season on Wednesday 14 December.

Become a member and benefit from priority booking.

Two guitars on display in the RCM Museum

07 December 2022, 12:30pm

RCM Museum

Free but required

Enjoy a tour of the RCM Museum led by our knowledgeable team.

Wednesdays 12.30pm–1.15pm.

Each tour will have a maximum of 12 people.

You do not need to book a separate ticket for standard entry to the Museum if you would like to visit before your guided tour.

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.

These guided tours 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 29 November - 12pm on 6 December, to be doubled.

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.