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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 2 days ago

Went with a friend to see the "Oceania" Exhibition yesterday which is on until 10th December 2018, it was very interesting & the exhibition explores the world of the Pacific islanders through their art & culture both past & present. We also saw the Klimt/Schiele...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well laid out with an excellent audio commentary. It’s fascinating to see the nature of the local art that Cook would have come across along with the Imagery. Definitely worth a couple hours investment.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Thank you for putting on an exhibition purely of drawings , I love drawings and in those chosen to go on show you truly felt the artists behind the lines, it was great . We did feel that we would have liked one more room,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

EXCEPTIONAL opportunity to see an outstanding exhibition of drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, two highly original artists of their time from Vienna. Both artists died in 1918 so this exhibition marks their centenary.

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Laurie, thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed the exhibition. I hope you will be able to visit us again soon. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Klimt and Schiele exhibition, which was tremendous. We'd recently been to Vienna and seen a great deal of Klimt and Schiele so were in two minds whether to go. However, we saw an eye-opening suite of drawings that presented another side to...More

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the Klimt Schiele exhibition. I was sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the rest of your visit. The RA is slightly different from other organisations in that we are both privately funded...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£16 minimum for this quite small exhibition of largely small pencil drawings and sketches is quite frankly outrageous. When you compare it with the stunning Courtaulds Impressionists currently at The National Gallery for £7.50 you can clearly identify the overpricing.More

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I'm sorry to hear that you were so disappointed. The National Gallery's Impressionist show does sound lovely. When we set prices for an exhibition, we take into account several factors. This includes the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter bought me annual membership to the Royal Academy last Christmas. Not been much on to attract me until now. Being a huge fan of both artists this exhibition was a delight. I found the drawings fascinating and very accessible. So exciting to see...More

Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Carol, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the Klimt Schiele exhibition. I will pass on your thoughts about the prices in the cafe to our caterers. I hope that you are able to visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Academy of Arts is in a maze of building and so paid £2 for a map. The cafe was a disappointment for a Sunday morning ... hoping to sit having breakfast coffee and read the paper, alas no hot food. Klimt exhibition very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to the RA specifically to see Oceania. LIKES + spacious gallery spread over several large rooms + easily accessible from Green Park and Piccadilly Circus underground stations + cafe facilities on site serving hot and cold food + good clean and modern toilet...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tea is served in cast iron ridiculously impractical pots. I only had two of these on my tray for me and a friend and they were SO heavy. I would like to point out that this is an actual health and safety risk. There...More

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Angela, Thank you for getting in touch. I'm sorry to hear about your experience with our caterers. I will pass your feedback onto them. If you like you can email me on kate.topham@royalacademy.org.uk and I can put you in direct contact. I hope you...More

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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.