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Open House 2017

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Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Explore the history and architectural highlights of Carlton House Terrace during Open House weekend, the home of the UK’s national academy of science.

The Royal Society marble staircase

On 16 and 17 September, the largest annual festival of architecture and design returns to the capital. Over the weekend, visitors will be able to discover the secrets of the Grade I listed, Nash-designed town houses that are home to the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Self-guided tour booklets will be available on the door and the rich history of the building can be explored further on one of the guided tours. 

Please note that the Marble Hall and Staircase will be closed for a private function on Saturday 16 September until 4pm. It will be open for viewing on Sunday 17 September.

What is Open House?

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.

For all enquiries, please contact events@royalsociety.org.

Attending this event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • On Saturday doors will open at 10am and close at 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)
  • On Sunday doors will open at 11am and close at 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)
  • Please note that the Marble Hall and Staircase will be closed for a private function on Saturday 16 September until 4pm. It will be open for viewing on Sunday 17 September
  • Find travel and accessibility information

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Open House 2017 The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK