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Royal Academy of Arts

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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we are in London there is something great to see at the Royal Academy, they have superb exhibitions

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mundosully
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into video art you should visit the exhibition „Bill Viola / Michelangelo“ now... it is very interesting ... the exhibition about the Renaissance Nudist was also ok but a bit overcrowded...

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best galleries in London, housed in a beautiful building, itself worth a visit, full of treasures and always sporting some interesting exhibitions, besides its permanent collections. The current Reinassance Nude exhibition is beautiful, encompassing some of that era's greats, even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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 lovely review.I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the Renaissance Nude show. We look forward to seeing you for the Summer Exhibition! Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The RA has never shied away from challenging exhibitions, and Bill Viola Michelangelo LIFE DEATH REBIRTH was no exception. I have always expected great things of the RA and have generally never been disappointed, and can safely say that the "Apocalypse - Beauty and Horror...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a long term RA member I have enjoyed my self there for hours on end but the Bill Viola pushing the limits on modern art a bit too far. Might be more the frame of mind at the time but the subject matter of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad you took the time to visit the Bill Viola exhibition but was sorry to hear it was not to your taste. I hope that you will find something more to your liking on...More

Reviewed February 6, 2019

“Tʜᴇ Sᴇᴄʀᴇᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴀ Gᴏᴏᴅ Lɪғᴇ” In form it’s all about fun. In spirit it gets serious at times for the exhibition explores how female artists are to cope with a world of _____ and in extension, the role of women in history. Created by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Worth visiting when good exhibitions are on - prefers British museum any day though - guess wasn’t impressed with bill viola’s exhibition

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

We went to see the Klimt / Schiele exhibition. As we couldn't go during the weekdays, we picked one Saturday to go there. Once we were there at the exhibition, there were so many people hovering around everywhere and quite a few people were taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The final weekend of Klimt Schiele was very busy. I am sorry you found it uncomfortably so. We do have guidelines around visitor behaviour in gallery. This can be harder to support the busier it...More

Reviewed February 1, 2019

Nice little cafe hidden amongst the trees outside of this museum Interesting artists on show worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

We arrived as the doors opened on Sunday morning, but sadly the Klimt/Schiele exhibition was fully booked. Still nice to walk around the free exhibitions - saw a very nice JMW Turner painting (the one with the red buoy) and a great Grayson Perry picture...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Dear Fiona, Sorry to hear you weren't able to see Klimt Schiele. However, I was really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to our free galleries. We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks, Kate

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Bang on opening time is usually quiet. Also, somewhat perversely, lunch time. But with mobility issues I'd think opening time is your best bet.
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Very easy to purchase membership on line and they send you a gift pack
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