We’re closing Premiums: Interim Projects, the RA Café and the RA Shop for the rest of Friday 20 April due to essential maintenance. The Keeper’s House remains open. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Library and research

Established at the time of the RA's foundation in 1768, the RA Library is the oldest institutional Fine arts library in the UK. It holds a significant collection of books about both British art and the history of the RA since the mid-18th century. The Research Library and Archive is open to the public by appointment.