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Royal Academy of Arts, London

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4.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
An independent academy run by artists and architects, Royal Academy of Arts is one of the world's foremost art schools. It is also one of the oldest art schools in Britain and houses a collection of important books, archives, and works of art. Many of these are archived online for free viewing. The most prized piece in the collection is Michelangelo's Taddei Tondo, which is on display in the Sackler Wing on the gallery level. This gallery, as well as other portions of the academy, are open to the public. In fact, the academy gallery spans two city blocks and, as of 2015, the Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens locations will be joined. Review ticketing options and book tickets online, where you'll see discounts and get updates on the latest exhibitions. Make Royal Academy of Arts a centerpiece of your London vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our London family vacation planner.
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  • This blockbuster exhibit will probably never be repeated - anywhere. The coverage of the subject is exceptional as is the curating. Despite the crowds, the works are displayed in such a way as to make...  read more »
  • It's true there are some great paintings here, including an incredible Pollock ('Blue Poles') and wonderful Rothkos and de Koonings. But, there is a surfeit of minor works and minor painters, seemingl...  read more »
  • Great exhibition. Extremely well set out and some amazing pieces on show. Highly educational and would recommend you take advantage of the audio guide. It will most definitely come in hand. Just take ...  read more »
  • Went to visit the Monet "Garden" exhibition which was well organised and curated. I wish I could say the same about the catering. The coffee shop on the ground floor to the left seemed disorganised mid afternoon and when we asked when they closed were told 4:30. Speaking later to the catering manager he said it was 5:30. Confusion.
  • saw david hockney. blown away! exellent museum.
  • Museums are not on a typical tourist "must see" list but London has so many Gems. Go stroll ard the RCA grounds even if you haven't got time for the exhibitions. Was here for Ai Wei Wei and it was beautifully done
  • Brilliant art gallery in central London. Only problem was it was too busy to appreciate the Ai Wei Wei exhibition fully
  • Great article exhibitions and a great building to admire. It's a shame the prices of most exhibitions are quite high.
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