Society of Antiquaries of London

Society of Antiquaries of London
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The Society of Antiquaries of London is charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with ‘the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries’. It celebrated its Tercentenary in 2007.

The Society’s 2,900 Fellows include many distinguished archaeologists and art and architectural historians holding positions of responsibility across the cultural heritage. The Fellowship is international in its reach and its interests are inclusive of all aspects of the material past.

As a registered charity, the Society’s principal objectives are to foster public understanding of that heritage, to support research and communicate the results and to engage in the formulation of public policy on the care of our historic environment and cultural property. The Society of Antiquaries receives no direct support from public funds.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

By appointment only, Mon- Fri, 10.00 - 17.30

Admission charges

Please telephone 020 7479 7084 or email admin@sal.org.uk

Getting there

We are located in Burlington House, on Piccadilly, between the Piccadilly and Green Park underground stations. Burlington House is also home to several other learned societies, including the Royal Academy of Art. Our apartments neighbour the Royal Academy, just to the left of the RA, inside the Burlington House courtyard.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Magna Carta Through the Ages

  • 26 May — 31 July 2015 *on now

As part of the celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the Society of Antiquaries will be staging a special exhibition where visitors will have the unique opportunity to see its three copies of the charter. The exhibition Magna Carta Through the Ages will be on display from 26 May to 30 July 2015 at the Society’s premises in Burlington House, London.

The exhibition will explore the antiquarian interest in the 'Great Charter' through the centuries and the Society’s three copies will show the ways in which Magna Carta has continued to be relevant to successive generations.

This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Headley Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee and the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.sal.org.uk/museum-collection/exhibitions/magna-carta-through-the-ages/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Magna Carta Museum Late

  • 19 June 2015 6-8:30pm

Join us for a one of a kind opportunity to explore the Magna Carta Through the Ages exhibition after hours with special programming and a cash bar.

The Magna Carta Through the Ages exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, and showcases the Society of Antiquaries of London's three copies of the Great Charter. Visitors can explore Magna Carta through in the context of an antiquarian study and debate through the ages.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

The event is free to attend, but space is limited and advanced reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Website

https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2015/06/magna-carta-museum-late/

Getting there

We are located in Burlington House, on Piccadilly, between the Piccadilly and Green Park underground stations. Burlington House is also home to several other learned societies, including the Royal Academy of Art. Our apartments neighbour the Royal Academy, just to the left of the RA, inside the Burlington House courtyard.

Society of Antiquaries of London
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
Greater London
W1J 0BE
England

Website

E-mail

admin@sal.org.uk

Telephone

General enquires

020 7479 7080

Fax

020 7287 6967

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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