The Society’s historic headquarters in Kensington, London, will be open to the public on Saturday 19 September (10am - 5pm) as part of Open House London.
Visitors will be given a unique opportunity to view some of the finest domestic work of renowned architect Norman Shaw, as well as learning about the history of the Society.
Self-guided tours will take visitors around much of the building including the Council Room, the new map room, the ambulatory, the main hall and the terrace.
The grade II* listed Lowther Lodge is a building of three ages. Completed in 1874 for the Lowther family, it was originally built as a home. The Society, growing too large for its Saville Row premises, moved into Lowther Lodge in 1912. Demands for greater space saw a lecture theatre, among other rooms, added to the original building.
In 2004, Lowther Lodge was extended further. A glass exhibition pavilion, the Foyle Reading Room, new archive storage space, a new entrance Exhibition Road, and refurbished rooms transformed the building.
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The Education Centre was originally the drawing room of Lowther Lodge when it was a family home before becoming our Map Room for 90 years.
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