UK Travel Guide


RCM Museum of Musical Instruments

Free concerts often take place in the foyer of the Royal College of Music which is a good opportunity to see and hear the stars of tomorrow play. The Museum houses an internationally renowned collection of 600 instruments from around 1480 to the present day. Five hundred are European keyboard, stringed and wind instruments; 100 are from Africa and Asia. Gifts since the foundation of the College in 1883 include important collections from: the Rajah Sir Sourindo Mohun Tagore (1884); the Prince of Wales (1886); Sir George Donaldson (1894); A J Hipkins (1911); E A K Ridley (1968); Geoffrey Hartley (1985).The collection was re-housed in a custom-built museum in 1970.

Located at: Prince Consort Road, London, SW7

Telephone: 020 7591 4346

Opens: Open each Wednesday during term time 14.00-16.30.

Cost: Adults 1.20 Concessions 1.00

Closest Subway Station: South Kensington Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)