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Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
020 7300 8000
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Ranked #168 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, Educational Sites
Owner description: Founded in 1768, this thriving center of artistic excellence is the oldest fine arts institution in Britain, whose exhibitions attract over a million... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the curation of this exhibition and the focus on the play of effects on light with spaces. The film at the end of the exhibition was useful to really understand the experience too. This was curated in mind for families with children as well as the typical RA customer and had clever elements of interaction that made it... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Visited during the "Sensing Architecture" expostition wich was a great, unique experience! Nice museum with beautiful architectural rooms.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It was not just the amazing exhibition we visted at the RA but the restaurant as well. They have very nice stuff that makes you feel welcome and relaxed. Even if the location is very chic and classy it doesn´t mather wether you are a student or manager, because the card is affortable for everyone. They have a big range... More

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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There are often good shows at the RA, but few I've been to have used the space so well. A really interesting show which makes you see space in a new way, with an excellent film to go with it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Thought I'd get my RA membership money's worth, so popped in to this - and so glad I did. The exhibition is actually jaw-dropping, with whole big galleries filled with amazing structures purpose built. The main gallery has a lofty wooden structure, with a platform on bog hollow cylinders, containing up/down stairs. Go up and get really close to the... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The building itself is beautiful but the exhibitions tends to be expensive and not worth the price. You can visit way more interesting exhibitions and for free in many other places of the city

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were so looking forward to this Senses Spaces exhibition taking into account the publicity and write-up about it and having a great interest in innovative and modern architecture. Cannot express our disappointment enough - we were in there a total of 35 mins. and felt that it was rather a con with little explanation or much thought behind the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We went to the Sensing Space exhibition - it was fantastic. All the architects work was interesting but especially the Japanese one and the one of light and shade. Could have stayed all day!

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Portsmouth, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

On our regular trips to London we usually find our way back to the Royal Academy at least once a year. As lovers of all things architectural we included this exhibition on our to do list. The exhibition itself was very interesting showing diverse interpretations from practices around the world. Each room was beautifully laid out as you would expect... More

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York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The royal academy is a wonderful building near to picadilly.the institute hosts many exhibitions and is pretty good at doing so.Sensing space was an interesting exhibition,bit a little disappointing.The architects were excellent,but I was surprised that apart from the statements,and quotes,tans obviously the exhibited,there was little information as to the development and structure.It was a little reminiscent of being told... More

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