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.


Lunchtime Scientist

BH Lunchtime Scientist is an event series that invites GCSE & A-Level students (and their teachers) to participate in a series of conversations with real scientists working in different fields.

Events At Burlington House

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

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 Geological Society is the UK's professional body for Earth science, with a worldwide membership of over 12,000 Fellows. Founded in 1807, we are the world's first Geological Society. Today, we are a world-leading communicator of Earth science – through scholarly publishing, library and information services, cutting-edge scientific conferences, education activities and outreach to the general public. We also provide impartial scientific information and evidence to support policy-making and public debate about the challenges facing humanity.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7434 9944

Email: library@geolsoc.org.uk

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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.210)

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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