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Museum entry

12 September 2022 - 08 January 2023

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 people in the RCM Museum next to instruments, looking up at the artwork

12 September 2022 - 08 January 2023

RCM Museum

Free but required

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

Hidden Treasures of the RCM Collections 
Discover unique treasures from the RCM Museum and Library collections. Featuring long unseen artworks, historic manuscripts, and unusual and ingenious musical instruments, this exhibition shares rarely seen objects and stories hand-picked from the thousands of objects and stories from the RCM's internationally outstanding collections.

Find out more about Hidden Treasures

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’.

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.

Plan your visit

Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

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   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.