A cultural hub
for the arts
and sciences

Burlington House is home to:

  • Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Linnean Society
  • Geological Society
  • Royal Astronomical Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

Our schedule of public events and activities is designed to make our subject areas and buildings more accessible to the public. For details of forthcoming events please click here.



Forthcoming: Open House London

22 September 2018 Visit the Burlington House Courtyard and discover the six learned societies that reside here, furthering the study of art, history and science and sharing it with audiences

Open House 2017

Past: Open House London (2017)

16 September 2017 More than 6,000 visitors came through the gates of the Burlington House Courtyard to discover the six learned societies that reside here, furthering the study of art,

BH Lates

Past: Colours of Burlington House

During this unique late-night programme, visitors were introduced to the special collections of the Burlington House societies as we each explored the relationship of colour with art, history and science

Events At Burlington House

Click on the links below for detailed information regarding each event, including admission, booking and other details.

  • Magnetic Fields in Space Dr Chris Hales, Newcastle University (Venue: Geological Society Lecture Theatre – no booking required) Magnetic fields are amazing. Their invisible presence can be illuminated by the

  • Magnetic Fields in Space Dr Chris Hales, Newcastle University (Venue: Royal Astronomical Society Lecture Theatre – booking via Eventbrite – booking opens end February 2018) Magnetic fields are amazing. Their

  • See the Burlington House Courtyard like never before

Contact Us

Burlington House can be found on Piccadilly in the heart of London. It is easily accessible by tube and the nearest stations are Green Park (Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines) and Piccadilly (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines).

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Contact Our Societies

To find out more about the individual Societies, the Royal Academy of Arts, our work and public events please contact us directly.

Royal Astronomical Society


The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy and geophysics. It organises scientific meetings, publishes international research journals, awards medals and prizes, maintains a library and archive, supports education through grants and outreach activities, and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7734 3307

Email: info@ras.org.uk

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Geological Society


The world’s first Geological Society, promoting Earth science education and awareness, and supporting over 12,000 members.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7434 9944

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Society of Antiquaries of London


Founded in 1707, the Society’s mission is the ‘encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history’; the society achieves its mission through its Library and Accredited Museum, and hosts a range of conferences, exhibitions, and lectures for the public.

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Tel: +44 (0)207 479 7080

Email: admin@sal.org.uk

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Royal Academy of Arts


The Royal Academy of Arts was founded in 1768 when King George III accepted a proposal by 36 artists and architects to ‘establish a society for promoting the Arts and Design.’ They also proposed an annual exhibition and a School of Design. The Royal Academy of Arts exists today with these founding principles at its core – to promote art and artists through exhibitions, education and debate.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7300 8090

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Linnean Society


As the world’s oldest biological society, the Linnean Society of London is an essential forum and meeting point for those interested in the natural world. The Society holds regular public events, publishes three peer-reviewed journals, promotes the study of the natural world with several educational initiatives and is home to a world famous library and collection of natural history specimens.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7434 4479 (ext.13)

Email: info@linnean.org

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Royal Society of Chemistry


The world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7437 8656

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