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Run by artists since 1768, we’re celebrating 250 years by opening up like never before. Step inside a new home for art and ideas.

Become a Friend of the RA

There's never been a better time to become a Friend of the Royal Academy. Join us in our 250th year to enjoy our expanded campus and programme.

Find out more

Opening times

Burlington House
Daily 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 10pm
Burlington Gardens
Mon-Thurs 8am – 7pm
Fri 8am – 10pm
Sat 8am – 7pm
Sun 10am – 6pm

Free entry

Entry is free – some exhibitions and events will be charged separately.

Free

Find us

Burlington House
Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD
6 Burlington Gardens
London, W1S 3ET

Plan your visit

What’s on

Explore our world-class exhibition programme, with brand new galleries – and for the first time, free displays of art and architecture. Browse our range of upcoming talks, courses and events too.

See what’s on

See

Need inspiration? Here's just a taste of the art and architecture that's on offer around the new RA.

Plan your visit

Meet

The new RA has even more places to meet, eat and drink. Stop for a quick coffee, a lazy lunch or dinner and drinks.

Explore our social spaces

Make

Home to the UK's longest established art school, the RA has always had making at its heart. Come and try an art class or workshop, or find inspiration to create at home.

Debate

Run by artists, we’re a platform for independent points of view about art and culture, and we’d love to exchange ideas with you.

More art, more ideas

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