17
October
10.30-12.00
Cost: £10.00 Per Seat

October Public Tour

Join us for a unique opportunity to visit the historic apartments of the Society of Antiquaries of London at Burlington House and to learn about the history of one of Britain's oldest learned societies – a perfect way to spend a morning in Central London! This is a special chance to see our meeting rooms and library and to view some of the remarkable artefacts contained in the Society's collections – such as a world-class collection of Tudor portraiture, including a famous portrait of Mary I by Hans Eworth and two 16th-century portraits of Richard III (one of which is probably the earliest-surviving copy of a portrait painted in Richard’s lifetime!).

Guests are served coffee and tea upon arrival, and the intimate tour (1.5 hours) is led by Anthony Davis MA (Oxon.), MA (Lond.), who is a Fellow and a Trustee of the Society and a qualified guide.

Doors will open at 10.00; the tour will begin promptly at 10.30 and last for approximately 1.5 hours. The tour route does include stairs; a lift is available.

One of our monthly free public lectures will take place following this tour. To attend both this tour and the public lecture on the same day, please book each separately (tours are £10.00 per person, but public lectures are free). Space is limited for both tours and lectures, and early booking is recommended!

We look forward welcoming you to Burlington House soon! To see other tour dates, please visit www.sal.org.uk/tours or browse the event listings at www.sal.org.uk/events.

Join us for a unique opportunity to visit the historic apartments of the Society of Antiquaries of London at Burlington House and to learn about the history of one of Britain's oldest learned societies – a perfect way to spend a morning in Central London! This is a special chance to see our meeting rooms and library and to view some of the remarkable artefacts contained in the Society's collections. Also on display collection of Tudor portraiture including a famous portrait of Mary I by Hans Eworth and two 16th-century portraits of Richard III (one of which is probably the earliest-surviving copy of a portrait painted in Richard’s lifetime!).

Guests are served coffee and tea upon arrival and the intimate tour (1.5 hours) is led by Anthony Davis MA (Oxon.), MA (Lond.), who is a Fellow and a Trustee of the Society and a qualified guide.

Most tours take place on a morning coinciding with one of our monthly public lectures; to attend both a tour and a public lecture on the same day, please book each separately (tours are £10.00 per person, but public lectures are free). We look forward welcoming you to Burlington House soon!

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Information About Booking

Space is limited to 20-25 guests per tour, and advanced registration is required. Use this page to reserve a place and pay online. You may also purchase a ticket over the phone by calling 020 7479 7080.

If you have booked a place via our website, you will have received an email confirmation. If you are unsure of whether or not you have already booked, please send an email to admin@sal.org.uk and we can check our reservation list.

If you reserve a place (or multiple places) in advance, but find out you cannot attend, please let us know (if possible) so that we may allow others to book. Tickets may be transferrable or traded for future dates (with advance notice), but are non-refundable.

Late Arrivals

Please note, guests arriving after the tour has begun may not be admitted and are not entitled to a refund.

Event Location

Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE