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Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
+44 20 7300 8000
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This exhibition shows Matisse's work in their environment, and as far as that goes, it's fine. I would have expected, however, to see more paintings, so it was rather disappointing. Ticket holders can see also "Second Nature: the Art of Charles Tunnicliffe". I knew nothing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking forward to this so much but started off badly with the dreadful cake and coffee in the courtyard. Timed tickets didn't seem to make a difference. Too busy to comfortably see the exhibition. Very disappointingMore

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the RA. I'm sorry to hear to were so disappointed. I will pass on your comments regarding the coffee and cake. I'm also sorry to hear that you found Matisse to be too busy....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The RA courtyard is beautiful - out of the swing of the sea - calm and imposing. We had booked so collected our ticket and as part of the tour had the audio. It was crowded - a pity but this did not interfere with...More

Thank Susan P
Kate T, Public Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Susan, thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the Matisse exhibition. It's a shame you didn't like the audio guide. We normally get very good feedback on the guide but I will pass on your thoughts to the audio...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trying to view the work at the 'Matisse in the Studio' exhibition was like trying to view art at a crowded church bazaar - packed with people and having to keep moving backwards and forwards in a forlorn attempt to get a half decent view....More

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

Dear Paul, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you had such a poor experience and that you felt the gallery to be too crowded. If you could contact me on kate.topham@royalacademy.org.uk I would be very happy to speak further. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wonderful museum is always a real treat to visit. Having seen many interesting works and installations here over the years we went to the Henri Matisse exhibition yesterday. As always, wonderfully curated and the headphone narrative gave a very interesting insight into the man...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Matisse exhibition although crowded on a Sunday afternoon was beautifully presented. What a special treat and it would be a shame to miss it for anyone who likes this period in art.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very fortunate to see the Matisse exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. I love Matisse. But what made the exhibit even more interesting was the collection of objects (chairs, tables, cases, etc) displayed next to the artwork. These were the...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed Matisse. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On entering the Royal Academy Building one feels as though time has stood still to some extent. It's a very special place . I do feel though that it's expensive for Londoners to visit often. I used to belong to The Friends but as a...More

Thank londonlouise43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibition is well worth the entrance fee. It demonstrates Matisse's mastery of several styles and his relationship with his collection of "object actors". Enjoy everything from monochrome so to multicolour. Make sure you book at it is busy

Thank c_wicks234
Kate T, Public Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the Matisse exhibition. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many excellent exhibitions at the Royal Academy thoughout the year, including the Summer Exhibition. But the best thing to do is to join the Friends, providing free access all year to exhibitions and entry to the Friends rooms - an oasis of calm...More

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

Diolch yn fawr Diane (I'm afraid this is the limit of my Welsh!) Thank you for your lovely review and for your continued support. I hope you can visit us again soon. Many thanks, Kate

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Timothy Y
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy them at the door.
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Hannah C
14 March 2017|
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Response from Kate T | Property representative |
Hi Hannah - really glad you enjoyed the show! We have two types of audio guide offer. Universal and optional. Universal is when the audio is included in the ticket price. We can only afford to do this once every tax... More
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Kate T | Property representative |
Hi, we have a free cloakroom but unfortunately space is limited. We cannot accept anything larger than 280 mm in width, 380 mm in height or 400 mm in depth. Hope this helps. Thanks, Kate
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