The Royal Institution
The Royal Institution
The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
020 7409 2992
+44 (0) 20 7670 2920
For over 200 years, the RI has been ‘diffusing science for the common purposes of life’.
Museum, Science centre
(reception desk 09.00-18.00)
Closed: 23rd Dec-2nd Jan & bank holidays
Admission to building/exhibition: Free
Admission charge for some events including:
The Archive Reading Room is open to the public by appointment, Mon-Wed, 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.
Includes the original apparatus and papers of many of those who have researched, lectured and lived at the Royal Institution including Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, John Tyndall, James Dewar, William Bragg, Lawrence Bragg and George Porter. The collection also includes important collections of iconographical material in various media, scientific instruments, as well as a large administrative archive, covering all aspects of the work of the Royal Institution.
Science and Technology, Natural Sciences, Archives
Key artists and exhibits
- Michael Faraday
- Induction Ring
- Volta's Battery
- Humphry Davy
- Davy Lamp
- Count Rumford
- James Dewar
- Dewar Flask
- John Tyndall
- William Henry Bragg
- William Lawrence Bragg
- X-ray Spectrometer
Claudia Hammond presents: 'The science of Breaking Bad'
- 22 April 2015 7-8:30pm
Widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time, 'Breaking Bad' was a show with science at its core. With a genius chemist as its main protagonist, it explored complex themes of morality. Chemist Dave Smith and psychologist Julian Boon will delve into the science behind the show, in a discussion chaired by author, presenter and 'Breaking Bad' fan Claudia Hammond.
Discounts for members of the Royal Institution
Helen Keen presents: 'A night of ice and fire'
- 24 April 2015 7:50-9:15pm
Could fire-breathing dragons ever exist? What really happens when royalty inbreeds? Could real-world pyromancers create Wildfire? And can you actually crush someone's skull with your bare hands? Comedian Helen Keen (BBC Radio 4's It Is Rocket Science) & Newcastle Centre for Life's Ian Simmons combine facts, jokes, quizzes and live demonstrations to explore the 'science' of Game of Thrones...
Discounts for members of the Ri