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Royal Academy of Arts, London

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
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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  • Forget the main summer exhibition, this is where the real talent is. My wife and I went to see the former, but enjoyed the young artists more. Vibrant, exciting art from the future of our arts scene.....  more »
  • Timed entry and as always we found such a variety of art in all forms that it is impossible not to enjoy some. My wife and I found much we agreed on this time and (other than some paintings that were....  more »
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  • Summer exhibition love it been before and will continue to come every year. The variety and quality never cease to amaze. There always stuff I don't get or understand but that's art for you. Well worth going to see any of the exhibitions they have on. Better yet as I found membership is much better value 😀
  • Great art in a great setting. The shows are fabulous. The current show is well curated. The Schjerfbeck exhibition is well worth a visit. Also visit the other galleries. Plan on at least two hours.

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