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We are opening our doors on 25 October for a day of art and science, as part of The Big Draw festival.

See and draw historical artefacts and scientific illustrations pulled from the Royal Society’s archives, as well as the extraordinary architecture of our Carlton House Terrace building.

We want to inspire visitors to explore the areas where art and science overlap, and view rare items from scientific history. While younger children can enjoy a dedicated area with activities and workshops, try your hand at drawing some of our amazing artefacts.

The day will include a programme of talks and workshops. Children can try their hand at making their own pop-up book or having a dinosaur named after them, and adults can explore the visual culture of science or learn about dynamic collaborations in art and science.

Attending this event

Some basic drawing materials will be provided for those who do not have their own. Expert volunteers will be on hand to help with drawing skills and share background information about the items on display.