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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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Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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Reviewed today

Exhibitions superb, pity about the restaurants. The caterers really need to get out more. Food unimpressive and decor pushing into depression. Nice uncomplaining people queue for nothing very appetising. 'Nice' museum goers don't complain. But one day, they'll not be so nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Klimt / Schiele Drawings a wonderful exhibition, masterfully displayed with informative narrative about the relationship between the two painters and the cross pollenisation of ideas between them. Some of the drawings contain adult themes, so not suitable for the younger audience. There is a requirement...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Andrew, thank you for sharing your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the exhibition. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to see Klimt/Schiele exhibition and found it a wonderful selection of their art/sketches/paintings. We went round several times and each time found out something new about both artists and their relationship. The gallery itself has many great pieces of art and worth the trip...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear John - thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so pleased you have become Friends. We very much look forward to seeing you again, Many thanks for your support, Kate.

Reviewed yesterday

A really good exhibition So many wonderful drawings displayed in a wonderful building. Also thevcafecis very good

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Schile/Klimt drawings and the Oceania exhibitions were well with seeing. The new northern expansion of the public areas is stunning and the new eating facilities look good.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the Oceania exhibition - the subject was fascinating and the whole thing was really well curated. Even with the timed entrance it was a little crowded and occasionally it was difficult ro get a close look at the exhibit and explanatory card -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed Oceania. I'm sorry you found it a little busy; it was the final weekend and so demand can be quite high. I agree it was a fascinating show; I hope you are able to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not always a fan of video art. But the mesmerising installation from New Zealand was the highlight of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy. It really helped to bring the show alive although a few chairs wouldn't have gone amiss. The £20 price...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must for any visitor to London, specially for Art lovers. The Academy has permanent displays as well as exibitions, wich tent to be very popular and they get booked easily. They have a very good gift shoo and cafe area.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

visited the Oceania exhibition - something different to what I normally see at the RA but loved it!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the show. I hope you are able to visit us again soon. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was keen to see this exhibition as I’m visiting Vienna next year on an arts tour. Although not huge it provides an interesting insight into both their lives. I particularly liked the Schiele drawings - which were less familiar to me.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mobile is fine
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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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On the Friends of the Royal Academy web site you can purchase a gift membership.