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Open House Online 2020


Welcome to The Royal Society at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace. Explore our building and history through our Open House online exhibition.

The Royal Society has been based at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace for over 50 years. This page will show you some of the highlights of the building and the previous buildings the Society has called home. To find out more about the history of the Royal Society itself visit our history page. We hope you'll join us to enjoy the architecture first hand in the future. 

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Take a tour

Take a video tour through the Royal Society with our Head Librarian Keith Moore and Objectivity's Brady Haran.

Explore our gallery

Explore our gallery of the building and some of our collection. Click on the tiles to see the full image and learn more about each feature - they may take a moment to load. 

Tercentenary window Tercentenary window Council Room Council Room Dorothy Hodgkin Dorothy Hodgkin Marble Hall Marble Hall Lucie Green Lucie Green Presidents' Staircase Presidents' Staircase Main Staircase Main Staircase Mother-of-pearl ceiling Mother-of-pearl ceiling Charles Vernon Boys Charles Vernon Boys Tycho Brahe Tycho Brahe Wolfson Room 1 Wolfson Room 1 Wolfson Room 1 ceiling Wolfson Room 1 ceiling

Historical homes

Find out which buildings have been home to the Royal Society throughout the last 360 years.

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