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Royal Academy of Arts

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Address: Burlington House | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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Founded in 1768, this thriving center of artistic excellence is the oldest...

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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Yesterday my sister and I went to see the America after the Fall for a Friends of the RA preview and this exhibition is a must see. Despite being very busy we moved around easily... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yesterday my sister and I went to see the America after the Fall for a Friends of the RA preview and this exhibition is a must see. Despite being very busy we moved around easily and the audio was very informative. Being a Friend of RA is such good value and I will definitely be returning to see this exhibition... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went on a Sunday. It was crowded. For the visitor that knows little about the post revolution period I would advise an early morning visit as there is a lot to absorb. Overall, it's a very ambitious exhibition. How do you compress so much social, economic and social change without emphasising the causes? I think it could have been... More 

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you found the exhibition to be too busy. The show is very popular and we recommend pre-booking. Early on Sunday (we open at 10 am) and Friday evenings (we close at 10 pm) tend to be a little quieter. Thank you for your feedback. I hope you are able to visit us again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are so lucky to have this and other Art Galleries; It is a lovely building and well maintained. I go to as many of the exhibitions I can, it warms my heart to see all this marvelous talent.

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you Christine. I find the artwork very inspiring too! I'm pleased you enjoy our exhbitions. We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks, Kate More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the Royal Academy, I am a member of the RA. When I visit I usually get a sandwich in the Belle Shanklin Members Room but this week I met a friend and we had a sit-down lunch in the Grand Cafe - which is really only a cafeteria. The positive is that it is comfortable, there is no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever I can, I like to visit the RA - there are always very good exhibitions on which are also incredibly varied. Also very helpful for those with disabilities.

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I'm really pleased you enjoy visiting us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks, Kate More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been an RA Friend for many years, I drop in with my family several times a year. There are frequent exhibitions; some are blockbusters and some not, but a visit is always rewarding. The current exhibition of art from the Russian Revolution is well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the members' cafe and come to see exhibitions. Get the audio guide it means everyone can go round at their own pace and everyone learns something new. Great range of art books and gifts in the shop. Modern vibrant not in the least stuffy the royal academy is a hit with our teenagers.

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass on your feedback to our audio guide team. I am glad you find the content useful. We look forward to seeing you and your family again. Many thanks, Kate More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Revolution Russian Art exhibition is well worth a visit ,not only are the paintings worth seeing but you have a history lesson on the Russian revolution ,quite emotional as one begins to realise how much the Russian people suffered.

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The exhibition is very impactful. I hope you are able to visit us again soon. Many thanks, Kate More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The current Russian Revolution exhibit brings the euphoria and almost immediate disillusionment into perspective. The horrible suffering or death of anyone who disagreed with those in power is quite stunning. The film segments of actual events is very impactful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a number of times, including for the summer exhibition, and I am always impressed by the architecture of the courtyard and show rooms and nearly always the art. The Ai Wei Wei show a few years ago was amazing too.

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