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In line with government guidance, the Royal Academy of Arts is now closed. We will reopen as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted. Please contact us with your ticket enquiries.

A brief history of the RA

After 250 years, there are enough to stories about the RA to fill several books – you’ll find a few of them in our shop. If you’re looking for a shorter recap, here’s a quick journey through some of our most important moments.