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10 Music
museums in London

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Hendrix and Handel in London

In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists.

Central LONDON

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Royal Academy of Music Museum

Founded in 1822, is the oldest music conservatoire in the United Kingdom. With collections of instruments, art, photography, manuscripts and scores.

Central LONDON

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Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition

The open-air playhouse built as a reconstruction of the building where the great playwright penned many of his plays.

Central LONDON

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The British Library

The national library of the United Kingdom and largest library in the world with historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC.

Central LONDON

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The Horniman Museum & Gardens

The Arts and Crafts style building boasts a treasury of over 300,000 objects. Including an aquarium, stuffed animal and musical instrument collections.

South LONDON

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The Musical Museum

One of the world's foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments.

Outer LONDON

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The RCM Museum of Music

A collection of more than 1,500 items including musical instruments, portraits, sculptures, photographs and engravings related to music.

West LONDON

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The Royal Military School of Music Museum

This small but fascinating collection and memorabilia associated with military music from the last two hundred years.

Outer LONDON

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V&A (Victoria & Albert) Museum

Founded in 1852, is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.

West LONDON

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White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre

The first dedicated ballet museum in the UK. It is housed within White Lodge – a Grade I listed building built in 1727 and home to The Royal Ballet Lower School.

Outer LONDON