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 3,000 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

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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Guided Tour of the Society of Antiquaries of London

  • 20 September 2016 10:30am-12pm
  • 18 October 2016 10am-12pm
  • 22 November 2016 10am-12pm
  • 31 January 2017 10am-12pm

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 qualified guide Anthony Davis MA (Oxon.), MA (Lond.), who is a Fellow and a Trustee of the Society.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£10.00 per person

Website

http://www.sal.org.uk/tours

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Summer Lates at Burlington House Courtyard

  • 26 August 2016 6-9pm *on now

Explore Burlington House like never before and discover the legacy of the Enlightenment in London by visiting the six learned societies located around Burlington House Courtyard, all concerned with the study and development of arts, history and science.

Programming will vary across each society for three Friday nights this summer. Access to the Courtyard will be free (various activities will be free and open to anyone; some activities may require advanced booking).

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Activities at the Society of Antiquaries of London will be free and open; but some activities at other courtyard locations may require advanced booking. Please see website for details.

Website

http://www.sal.org.uk/lates

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

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Website

www.sal.org.uk

www.sal.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/galleries/collections/society-of-antiquaries-of-london-2055

www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/galleries/locations/society-of-antiquaries-of-london-kelmscott-manor-6070

makinghistory.sal.org.uk/

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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