Royal College of Music Museum

From Mozart manuscripts to the world’s first guitar, take a tour of London’s newest museum where there’s more to music than meets the ear.

From never-before-seen Mozart concerto manuscripts to the earliest known guitar and oldest stringed keyboard instrument, the latest museum to open in South Kensington celebrates musical creativity and craftmanship.

Built during the pandemic, the Royal College of Music Museum opened last month with an exhibition of 60 instruments and musical artwork spanning five centuries. Together these first pieces, selected from the Royal College’s collection of over 15,000 objects, explore the creative process from the birth of a new musical idea to its realisation through craftsmanship and performance.

To celebrate the Museum’s opening we are joined by its curator Professor Gabriele Rossi Rognoni who will discuss some of the collection highlights and his aim to create a welcoming space where schools and families as well as people with dementia, autism and other disabilities can appreciate music in a whole new way.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of science and the arts in South Kensington with an online events programme throughout the year.

Discover exciting events for all ages from museums, research and culture organisations based in and around Exhibition Road, including Imperial College London, Royal Commission of 1851, Discover South Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, the V&A, Science Museum, Royal College of Music, Natural History Museum and many more.

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is supported by Huawei, Lead Technology Sponsor

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