Open House Weekend 2014

The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014.

The Royal Society The Royal Society

Event details

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014, the Royal Society opens its doors to the public as part of Open House London, the capital's biggest architectural festival. Visitors will be able to take a guided architectural tour of the Society's building. Tours will begin every 20 minutes on a first-come-first-served basis, with a maximum of 15 people in each group.

It will also be possible to visit the building to take a self-guided tour, listen to history of science lectures and view exhibits. An illustrated brochure about the building will be available to purchase at a cost of £3.

Open House is a simple but powerful concept: hundreds of great buildings of all types and periods open up their doors to all, completely without charge. 

This unique opportunity to access and understand architecture is a challenge to look at everyday buildings anew, and communicates the value of a well-designed city to everybody who uses it. For more information visit the Open House website.

A special history of science public lecture will take place on Saturday, entitled The private life of Isaac Newton.

Visiting times

10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday 20 September 2014
11:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday 21 September 2014

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Further information about accessibility is available.

Enquiries: Contact the events team.

Download a PDF of our self-guided tour map.

Open House Weekend 2014 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • Are you seeing clearly? 26 May 2015 at The Royal Society, London CafĂ© Scientifique exploring the future of light on earth.
  • Bioinspiration of new technologies 27 May 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Denis Noble CBE FRS, Professor Clemens Kaminski and Professor Richard Templer
  • The next big thing 29 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their work at the forefront of science at the Hay Festival.

For more events please see the events diary.

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