Ragged School Museum

46-50 Copperfield Road
London E3 4RR


The award-winning Museum is housed in three Victorian canalside warehouses, converted by Dr Barnardo into a ragged school. Visitors to the museum today can take a journey through the history of the region as well as experience what it was like to be taught over one hundred years ago by 'stepping back in time' to the atmospheric recreated Victorian classroom.

Rose Theatre

56 Park Street
London SE1 9AR


Built in 1587 by Philip Henslowe, the Rose was the first theatre on London's Bankside. In 1989 its remains were discovered and partially excavated amidst a blaze of international press coverage.

Royal Academy of Music Museum

Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road
London NW1 5HT


The museum displays material from the Academy's world renowned collection of instruments, manuscripts, objects and images. An integral part of Academy life, the museum regularly hosts exhibitions and events including daily live demonstrations on our historic pianos. We welcome all members of the public, students and families. The Royal Academy of Music is Britain's senior conservatoire, founded in 1822. Collections: The collections contain early printed and manuscript music and books dating from the 16th century to the present day.

Royal Air Force Museum

Grahame Park Way, Colindale
London NW9 5LL


Wing your way over to a wonderful collection of aircraft, interactives, medals, uniforms, film shows and memorabilia on display and trace the story of the RAF and aviation itself. Visit the awe-inspiring sound and light show that takes you back in time to the Battle of Britain.

Royal Armouries at HM Tower of London

HM Tower of London
London EC3N 4AB


The Royal Armouries is located in the White Tower, the central keep of the Tower of London, which is its historical home. The Armouries is one of the ancient institutions of the Tower of London. Its origins may be traced back to the working armoury of the medieval kings of England. The first recorded paying visitor to the Armouries was in 1545 when a visiting foreign dignitary viewed the personal armoury of Henry VIII in the White Tower. The Restoration of Charles II in 1660 saw the establishment of two permanent public displays: the Line of Kings and the Spanish Armoury. All these displays can still be seen in the White Tower, along with more modern weapons and armours.

Royal College of Music Museum of Instruments

Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS


The RCM Museum is full of musical treasures dating from the 15th century onwards. On display you will find highlights from the collection of over 1,000 instruments including the anonymous clavicytherium, believed to be the earliest surviving stringed keyboard instrument, remarkable and unfamiliar instruments such as the contrabassophon, division viol and serpent, plus trombones owned and played by Elgar and Holst. Alongside these are some of the most significant portraits from the RCM collection, including oil paintings of Haydn, Boyce and Farinelli, as well as manuscripts, early printed edition, photographs, letters and many other objects from the Library and Special Collections.

Royal College of Nursing Library & Heritage Centre

20 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0RN


The Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre is home to Europe's largest nursing specific collection of materials. In 2013 we opened an exciting new space which includes publicly accessible exhibitions, a cafe and a shop within the Library space. Also publicly accessible is a new space celebrating our Nursing History Collection - enabling visitors to browse nursing history texts, access some of our historic printed collection and to browse smaller exhibitions curated with the RCN History of Nursing Society. Collections: The Collection dates mainly from the 1850s onwards, though some earlier items are held. It comprehensively collects English language materials, focusing on nursing in the UK: .

Royal College of Physicians

11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park
London NW1 4LE


The Royal College of Physicians is the oldest medical college in England. Since our foundation by royal charter of Henry VIII in 1518, the RCP has built up magnificent collections of books, manuscripts, portraits, silver, and medical artefacts. Visit us to experience extraordinary historical and ceremonial spaces set inside a radically modern building created by Sir Denys Lasdun in 1964.

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4SR


The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1682 by King Charles 11 as a home for old or wounded soldiers. The King was inspired by Louis XIV's 'Hotel des Invalides' in Paris and wanted to create an equally splendid home for his veteran soldiers. Collections: Pictures, documents and artefacts relating to the history of The Royal Hospital. Medals and other items left by In-Pensioners.

Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD


The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

Royal Institution, The

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
London W1S 4BS


For over 200 years, the RI has been 'diffusing science for the common purposes of life'. Collections: Includes the original apparatus and papers of many of those who have researched, lectured and lived at the Royal Institution including Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, John Tyndall, James Dewar, William Bragg, Lawrence Bragg and George Porter. The collection also includes important collections of iconographical material in various media, scientific instruments, as well as a large administrative archive, covering all aspects of the work of the Royal Institution.

Royal London Hospital Archives & Museum

Church of St Augustine with St Philip, Newark Street
London E1 1BB

The museum is located in the former crypt of a fine, late 19th century, early English style church, designed by Arthur Cawston, which has been extensively restored. The building also accommodates the Library of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Whitechapel.

Royal Museums Greenwich

Park Row
Greenwich SE10 9NF


Royal Museums Greenwich comprises of three linked sites: the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the 17th-century Queen's House. Set among the beautiful scenery and architecture of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, Royal Museums Greenwich incorporates the world's largest maritime museum, the Prime Meridian of the world and London's only planetarium.