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Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts Review

Housed in an aristocratic mansion and home to Britain's first art school (founded in 1768), the academy is best known for its blockbuster special exhibitions—like a controversial Sensation show drawn from the Saatchi collection and a record-breaking Monet show—though it also has a permanent collection that includes Michelangelo's marble Taddei Tondo. The annual Summer Exhibition has been a popular London tradition since 1769.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BD | Map It
  • Phone: 020/7300–8000
  • Cost: From £3, prices vary with exhibition
  • Hours: Daily 10–6, except Fri. 10–10
  • Website:
  • Tube: Piccadilly Circus.
  • Location: Mayfair
Updated: 02-27-2014

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