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Hidden gem with an amazing lecture theatre and library

This building is hidden away on one side of the Burlington House courtyard, much better known as... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2018
Nicholas H
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London, United Kingdom
Oasis of calm erudition

This small centre of learning has occasional special exhibitions, well curated and beautifully... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Ursosarctos
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London, United Kingdom
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Jan 14, 2018
“Hidden gem with an amazing lecture theatre and library”
Aug 19, 2017
“Oasis of calm erudition”
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Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE, England
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

This building is hidden away on one side of the Burlington House courtyard, much better known as the main access to the Royal Academy. The upstairs library houses the most comprehensive collection of archaeological research material in the UK. The Society originated from a meeting...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

This small centre of learning has occasional special exhibitions, well curated and beautifully displayed. If one such ison when you are in London, you have a treat in store. The Summer 2017 exhibition "Blood Royal" of royal portraits and associated documents and (a few) artefacts,...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was meeting a friend for lunch at the Royal Exhibition and decided to go see the Magna Carta exhibition. This was my second visit - last year I saw the Portraits of Kings and Queens the SAL holds. The film and exhibition were terrific...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2015

Happened to hear about this exhibition whilst at The Royal Astronomical Society (next door) and found it fascinating. Three copies of the Magna Carta and a short film explain why people made copies, the 13th Century one was amazing "The Black Book of Peterborough" You...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

A superb exhibition and well worth a visit. Three copies of Magna Carta on display and a great deal of information provided including a short video. You also get to see some of the magnificent paintings of medieval kings held by the Society.

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
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vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
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