© Royal Academy of Music
- The Museum displays material from the Academy’s world renowned collection of instruments, manuscripts, objects and images. An integral part of Academy life, the museum regularly hosts exhibitions and events including daily live demonstrations on our historic pianos. We welcome all members of the public, students and families. The Royal Academy of Music is Britain's senior conservatoire, founded in 1822. It is one of the leading music institutions in the world. The York Gate building, designed by John Nash in 1822 as part of the main entrance to Regent's Park, hosts the Academy's museum, open to the public free of charge six days a week. Visitors are encouraged to view the galleries on three floors, watch the instrument custodian's team in the on-site workshop and attend the many concerts and research events taking place. This museum has Designated Collections of national importance.