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RCM Museum of Music - CLOSED

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A little pre-Proms tour

Two levels of really incredible instruments within the college. So you get the feel for the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2016
danielle_marcella
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Small place with very rare music instruments

It is rather difficult to find the place. On my first holiday I coudn't find the enterance so I... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2016
Sven H
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Feb 22, 2016
“A little pre-Proms tour”
Jan 2, 2016
“Small place with very rare music instruments”
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The RCM Museum of Music preserves and displays an internationally renowned collection of more than 1,500 items including musical instruments, portraits, sculptures, photographs and engravings related to music. Highlights include a clavicytherium (an...more
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Prince Consort Road | Royal College of Music, London SW7 2BS, England
South Kensington
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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Two levels of really incredible instruments within the college. So you get the feel for the day-to-day adventures of students and faculty, and to take in the beautiful instrument collection.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank danielle_marcella
Reviewed 2 January 2016

It is rather difficult to find the place. On my first holiday I coudn't find the enterance so I visit this place in my second visit/holiday to brittan. I gave my self a tour around the building (it was difficult to find the exibition) and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Sven H
Reviewed 20 October 2015

A really lovely collection of musical instruments. As a woodwind player I was fascinated by the old clarinets and flutes but also interested to see the clavicytherium and contrabassophon. It doesn't take long to look around but is free to get in and well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Nic2709
Reviewed 7 September 2015

The RCM holds many free concerts throughout the year which are well worth attending. As part of the Proms season they are the host for the 'Proms Extra' events. There is a very interesting Museum of Music which is open Tues-Fri during the day. If...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Well worth the effort in finding this museum located behind the science !museum Natural history museum

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank omar504
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I high recommend for all the musicians and conductors who wants to learn more about the old instruments and their history.

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Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this peaceful little collection of fascinating pieces. Staff were warm and welcoming too and happy to answer my questions and tell me more about the instruments histories. Wonderful to see the history of music so well displayed as well as seeing their hand-operated...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Jay H
Reviewed 20 August 2015

In fact, people can visit the Museum-though small but includes several kinds of musical instruments introduced. You can also take a peek at the PowerPoint within the museum.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Chan I
Reviewed 19 August 2015

A wonderful museum, filled with lots of interesting instruments and artefacts. A great way to spend an hour or so in Albertopolis!

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I visited with my girlfriend, who is musical. I have to say, I found it really interesting despite my limited knowledge of music history. The instruments are really beautiful and the space intimate enough to take a longer look at the more intricate designs without...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank John O
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