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Relaxed Opening Sundays

18 December 2022, 10:00am

RCM Museum

Free, booking required

A mother holds her young child as he looks into a display case at the RCM Museum

18 December 2022, 10:00am

RCM Museum

Free, booking required

The Museum will open an hour early for families, groups or individuals who would like to visit at a quieter time.

Sudden noises will be turned off or down and light levels will be adjusted. SEN packs with ear defenders and activities will be available for people to borrow during their visit.

Please contact the Museum Team if you have any questions or wish to discuss any specific access requirements. Email: Welcome Desk phone number: 020 7591 4863

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.