Project : Royal College of Music Museum

Location : London, United Kingdom

Year : 2021

The newly redeveloped Royal College of Music Museum has opened its doors this month after a £3.6m investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. As part of the revamped visitor experience, Orpheo was chosen to produce a new multimedia tour using our Orpheo Touch.

Interactive experience through 500 years of musical history

The new museum is superbly curated and gives an insightful overview of the vast 15,000 item archive. The Orpheo Touch allows visitors to greater immerse themselves into the rich history of music. Visitors using the large 5.45″ multitouch screen can watch musical performances and demonstrations of instruments held by the archive. The multimedia features and ability to zoom and swipe help aid visitor interaction and engagement with the items on display. Automatic triggering of points of interest creates a seamless visitor immersion. Visitors are able to discover information about points of interests simply by walking in front of the display. Museum highlights include Original musical scores by Mozart, the world’s oldest guitar made in 1581 and the clavichord, the oldest surviving keyboard instrument with strings.

Learning spaces and programme of temporary exhibition

As well as offering visitors a fantastic insight into the history of music, the Royal College of Music Museum also provides an important additional learning space for RCM students. Musicians studying at this renowned institution will have access to instruments and resident experts.

The Royal College of Music Museum will also host a programme of temporary exhibition where visitors can learn how art and music came together with the first Musical Portraits in Bohemian London (1870-1930). The temporary exhibition will run until 8 January 2022.

Admission to the museum is free but a ticketing system is in operation: tickets can be booked on the website. The museum is open to the public Tuesday – Sunday. Don’t miss it!