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Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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Founded in 1768, this thriving center of artistic excellence is the oldest fine arts institution in Britain, whose exhibitions attract over a million people each year.
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Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes, our appetite was whetted by watching the bbc documentary, so an on-line booking for a 12.00 entrance slot was a good choice. It was very busy in the galleries but once through the first room the viewers became much more spread out and close...More

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review and for sharing your thoughts. The tapestries are incredible! I hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Many thanks, Kate

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wife and I are regular art event goers, not often to the Royal Academy though. We thought this exhibition was very good indeed. An interesting, and we suspected, challenging, one to put on. The selected paintings were superb. The first room was quite busy but...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have just been to the RA for their From Life exhibition. A hugely overpriced underwhelming experience. It consists mainly of sketches from an art class where the sitter was Iggy Pop, the students were of varying degrees of capability from ok to absolutely useless. There...More

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Gary - thank you for sharing your experience of From Life. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the exhibition. I will pass your comments onto our curatorial team. I hope that you will be able to visit us again and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went on the 15th of February for the first slot at 10am. There was a reasonable queue which moved quite slowly and I was in the galleries at 10.13. £18 ( £20 with a donation) a ticket is quite a lot and I found...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this exhibition, it was lovely to see all these pictures together. Having seen the programme on bbc, about how the exhibition was put together, I was really impressed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a preview day . The exhibition is wonderfully mounted and whilst many of the art works are familiar it was great to see them all together and some that were unknown to me , particularly the Mortlake Tapestries which were stunning ....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually prefer earlier art or work of the 19th/20th Centuries.... but the reviews were so good, so enticing... It was brilliant! It was interesting! It was magnificent! also It was extremely crowded! Hints: Don't go in a school holiday as we did .... and.......More

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. Charles I is a beautiful show. As you mention it is also very busy! It is a little quieter after 4 pm (we close at 6 pm) or on a Friday evening when we close at 10 pm. Pre-booking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen so much publicity on BBC TV about this exhibition I thought I knew what I was going to see, I was wrong. Seeing this exhibition blew me out of the water, seeing these works of art on the small screen does them very...More

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. I'm really pleased that your enjoyed the exhibition and the audio guide. Regarding the audio guide fee; we do have up to one show every year whereby we offer our Friends a free guide. Due Gift Aid regulations -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful and captivating exhibition, brilliantly curated and perfectly put together. Some rooms simply awe-inspiring. A once in a lifetime experience. Go now!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really excellent show and, if you do not go to another exhibition, go to this. The combination of van dykes and Rubens make this unmissable. Finish off the trip to the excellent restaurant. Top few hours spent

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Keith, thank you for your lovely review.. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed both your trip to Charles I and also to our restaurant. There is so much to view in the exhibition. I hope you can visit us again soon. Many thanks, Kate

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Spookssga
11 February 2018|
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Response from Kate T | Property representative |
Some of our smaller displays are free and it is free to simply come in and enjoy the building. Our larger exhibitions have charged entry with off-peak tickets at quieter times. In May, our expanded building opens with an... More
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Spookssga
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You have to pay to see the exhibition unless you are a 'friend'.
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