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London For Toddlers: Royal Academy of Arts

Photo Credit: © Royal Academy of Arts

Museum
Art
All ages

Royal Academy of Arts

Central London

The Royal Academy (RA) has been championing art and artists for over 250 years.

Situated on Piccadilly, its expanded campus offers free displays, dining options, and shopping experiences.

Governed by Royal Academicians, esteemed artists and architects, the RA is renowned for hosting the world's largest open-submission art exhibition, the Summer Exhibition, since 1768.

Alongside showcasing its collection and presenting blockbuster exhibitions, the venue is committed to engaging diverse audiences.

Regular workshops, events, and tailored programs cater to children, families, teachers, students, and communities, fostering artistic exploration and inclusivity.

From Art Detectives packs for children to initiatives like the Art Club for those experiencing homelessness, the RA's multifaceted approach ensures a vibrant and accessible cultural hub.

HIGHLIGHTS
SEND Information
Regular family workshops for children with SEND
OPENING TIMES

Monday: closed
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00–18:00
Friday: 10:00 – 21:00

ADDRESS
Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly

W1J 0BD

GETTING HERE
Rail/Underground

Piccadilly Circus, Green Park

Parking

Very limited street parking

MORE INFO
PLACES TO EAT

Cafés and bars: Enjoy hot and cold drinks, meals and light refreshments at our cafés and bars
José Pizarro restaurant: Experience the taste of Spain at José Pizarro’s restaurant in the Senate Room
Many cafes and restaurants in the area around

FAMILY FACILITIES

There are two sets of baby changing facilities, next door to the accessible toilet on the ground floor in Burlington House.
Highchairs are available in all the restaurants and cafés and you can breast-feed wherever you feel most comfortable.
Pushchairs and buggies can be brought into exhibitions or stored in either cloakroom.

DOGS

Working guide and assistance animals are welcome at the RA. No animals except assistance animals are permitted in our building.

ACCESSIBILITY

There are two disabled parking spaces available in the courtyard of Burlington House which can be booked in 4-hour time slots, either 10am–2pm or 2pm–6pm. We recommend booking parking two weeks before your visit.
There is step-free access throughout the RA.
There are step-free, standard toilet cubicles in Burlington House and Burlington Gardens. Each also has an ambulant toilet with a sink and wall-mounted grab rails.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Museum Workshop
London For Toddlers: Family studio: exhibit and debate
Museum Workshop
London For Toddlers: Family studio: paper creations