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Royal Academy of Arts, London

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#24 of 218 in Museums in London
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. To visit Royal Academy of Arts and other attractions in London, use our London trip planner .
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  • What a disappointment. We travelled over a hundred miles to see the Charles 1st exhibition and it was ruined by bad planning by RA. Don’t get me wrong, the art is exceptional and well worth seeing, bu...  more »
  • Very busy but was still able to see each exhibit/painting. Some stunning and world famous paintings. Good cafe with a good selection. Only minor, considering it was a timed ticket, was how busy it was...  more »
  • What a FANTASTIC exhibition. It is not on for very much longer but take a chance and go as soon as you can. We traveled the lenght of the country to see this and IT WAS WELL WORTH IT. We done to the R...  more »
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  • Excellent exhibitions. They have the ability to get real quality art for their shows. A real must, when you plan your visit to London.
  • I advise visitors to take along oven gloves and a dishcloth if planning to take tea in the members' cafe here. The handle of the iron tea pot is too hot to hold while pouring and then a large proportion of the contents will pass into the saucer instead of the cup so the cloth will be needed at this stage.
  • The J.John's show is amazing if you like American art from the 2nd half of the 20thc. Its a big show and requires either a long visit - 2hrs minimum, or probably better: a 2nd visit!
  • The Matisse in the Studio is an excellent exhibition. I would recommend it to anyone.
  • The exhibition was good but the ticket staff was very arrogant and very rude to partner members, just because I can go to the exhibition for free they refused to give the exhibition guide pamphlet as others can have for free. But I paid my membership fee as I am a frequent art exhibition goer. Don't understand why they are so mean for giving the information leaflets. Isn't the exhibition just for the privileged of high-class group and fearing their resources will be known by more and more people???

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