Online versions of our Transactions and Journals [1783 – 2011] via JSTOR are free to view and download up to 1870.
Our archive offers a wide range of services from audio files of recorded events to RSA House tours and archive viewings.
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A selection of images from the RSA are available for licensing through Bridgeman Images.
Visit the RSA's page at Art UK, showcasing the UK’s national collection of over 200,000 oil paintings.
Discovery - The National Archive
The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Established in 1850 to continue the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851 initiated by Prince Albert and the Society of Arts.
We welcome enquiries by telephone, letter or email.
Enquiries that take less than half an hour, are free of charge. Complex or more extensive enquiries that take up to an hour are charged at a rate of £5 per 10 minutes for non Fellows.
Alternatively an appointment to visit the archive to undertake your own research can be arranged.
Please see below for contact details.
We're pleased to welcome visitors to the archive.
The RSA Archive is maintained in three secure and environmentally controlled strong rooms which protect against atmospheric changes, fire and theft.
Public access is available, by appointment only, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 4.00pm in the archive area located in the RSA Library.
There is no charge for this service, but we do require at least 48 hours prior notice.
RSA House TOURS
We're pleased to welcome visitors to the House our home for 240 years and counting!
If you would like to arrange a weekday individual or group tour of the RSA House built by the Adam brothers and completed in 1774, please contact the Head of Archive.
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