• Entrance hall
  • Entrance Hall
  • Windows designed and produced in 2007 by Sally Scott, featuring a cosmic spiral and the Society's motto QUICQUID NITET NOTANDUM (Whatever shines should be observed).
  • Staircase
  • Maps, globes and artefacts in the library
  • Library

Burlington House: Royal Astronomical Society

Banks & Barry

place
Piccadilly, W1J 0BQ
info_outline
Full disabled access, Toilets, Partial disabled access
The home of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1874 with recent refurbishment. Part of the extension to Burlington House to provide accommodation for learned societies.

Access

Saturday 22nd

Open 10am–5pm

(max visitors 25)

group
  • Regular tours every 30 mins (10am-4.30pm) max 25 per tour. No tours 1pm-2pm, NO BOOKING required for tour. First come basis.
event
  • Children's science activities at 10.15am (childrens' activity) (Pre Book ONLY)
  • Children’s science activities at 11.15am (childrens' activity) (Pre Book ONLY)
  • Children’s science activities at 2.15pm (childrens' activity) (Pre Book ONLY)
  • Children’s science activities at 3.15pm (childrens' activity) (Pre Book ONLY)

info_outline Long queues expected

Pre-booking is required for this building

Design

Original design
Banks & Barry, 1874
Refurbishment
Peregrine Bryant Associates, 2007
Type
Library, Scientific, Institution/profession
Period
Victorian, Historical/contemporary