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John Constable RA
Richard Rogers RA
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From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
● Fully booked
Meet in courtyard outside Burlington House
Our walking tour with Owen Hopkins (RA Architecture Programme Manager) examines the various buildings – both old and new – that have come to define St James’s as one of London’s most distinctive areas.
£20. Friends only
Friends enjoy a private tour of this exceptional Jacobean House and its gardens.
£85. Friends only.
Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Friends of the RA can enjoy exclusive access to the Summer Exhibition before it opens to the public.
Free. Friends only.
Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Discover the art, architecture and history of the Royal Academy in these free one-hour tours that include the historic John Madejski Fine Rooms.
Free, no booking required
Museum Way, Acton
The LTM is home to over 7,000 items and our behind-the-scenes tour of part of the collection is a fascinating journey through a century of art and design.
£22. Friends only.
Opening especially for Friends, we visit the former home of art collector Stanley Picker (1913–1982) to explore the paintings, sculptures and objects he gathered throughout his lifetime.
£23. Friends only.
Gutter Lane, EC2
During this visit to Saddlers’ Hall Friends will enjoy a talk on the history of livery halls, a tour of the rebuilt hall with the Beadle, and a rare viewing of the company’s treasures with the Silver Steward.
Established in 1570 and still in operation, the Whitechapel Bell Foundry is Britain’s oldest manufacturing company, famous for the design and manufacture of the Liberty Bell in 1752 and Big Ben in 1858.
£30. Friends only.
Garrick Street, WC2
Founded in 1831, the Garrick Club houses the largest and most significant collection of British theatrical works of art, with over 1000 paintings, drawings and sculptures, including works by Zoffany, Lawrence and Millais.
£37. Friends only.
Rodmarton Manor is the supreme example of a house and all its furniture truly crafted according to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement.
£78. Friends only.
Friends visit Compton Verney’s exhibition “The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now”, and privately tour Broughton Castle.
£86. Friends only.
Friends of the RA can enjoy exclusive access to the galleries in this early morning opening of the Summer Exhibition.
Friends of the RA can enjoy exclusive access to the galleries in this late night opening of the Summer Exhibition.