£24 – £42

BIID Tour of the RIBA Archives with visit to the V&A

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Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place

London

W1B 1AD

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The BIID are very excited to announce an exclusive BIID Member tour of the Royal Institute of British Architects and visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Join expert curators as they guide you through the wonderful world of 66 Portland Place and into the collections and rare books and photographs of the RIBA Reading Room.

Then journey to the V&A for a tour of the impressive Architecture Gallery and delve into the world of the RIBA Drawings and Architects collection in the beautifully appointed V&A + RIBA study rooms.

An amazing opportunity not to be missed to explore behind the scenes of one of Britain’s greatest institutions, exclusive for BIID members. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

WHAT TO EXPECT

10.15-10.30 Arrive 66 Portland Place, Reception
10:30-11:15 Guided tour of 66 Portland Place
11:15-11:30 Welcome & introduction to the collections, Library Reading Room
11:30-11:45 Guided tour, Library Reading Room
11:45-12:15 RIBA Rare Books Collection, Library Reading Room
12:15-12:45 RIBA Photographs Collection, Library Reading Room
12:45-13:00 Questions
13.00-13.30 Travel to V&A (travel costs not included)
13.30-14.25 Lunch in the V&A Cafe (not compulsory, lunch price not included)
14.25-14.30 Meet with the curators at the Blavatnik Hall Entrance
14:30-15:00 V&A+RIBA Architecture Gallery tour
14:15-16:00 RIBA Drawings & Architects Collection, V&A+RIBA Study Rooms
16:00 FINISH

PLEASE NOTE:

Walking is involved in this tour, if you have any access issues, please inform the organiser beforehand Hayley.mclennan@BIID.org.uk

Public transport will be used to travel between the two venues. The proposed route is London Underground Regent Street Station to South Kensington Station which takes approx. 30 mins. Travel costs are not covered in your ticket price and must be paid for separately by each attendee on the day.

Lunch will be at the V&A Café but seating is not reserved and is not compulsory. To view the menu please visit their web page for further information: https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/va-cafe/

WHAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH

An insight into the rare books, photographs and collections of the RIBA in a small group with expert curators and guides.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

BIID Registered Interior Designers, BIID Associates and Provisional Associates and BIID Student members.

As this is an exclusive event for BIID members only, we regret that your ticket will be cancelled and refunded if you are not a member, please note this to avoid disappointment.

Testimonials from last year’s tour

It was an extremely good day and it made me aware of the facilities that I didn’t know I was able to use such as [the] RIBA library’ BIID Member

‘…very good opportunity to know the history of RIBA.’ BIID Member

Additional information

Prices are not inclusive of VAT.

When booking please provide the name of the person who will be attending the event - we will use this for their delegate badge and materials.

All BIID events and training courses are subject to standard terms and conditions which can be read below.

If you have any queries please email us at info@biid.org.uk or call 020 7628 0255


Terms and Conditions:

  1. If you wish to cancel your booking to a paid event, please send a refund request via Eventbrite. A full refund will be issued if your refund request is received 10 working days prior to the day of the event.
  2. The full delegate fee will be forfeited for non-attendance (for any reason) without prior notice or cancellation of your booking.
  3. A replacement delegate nominated and confirmed by you is permitted, but must be confirmed in writing to info@BIID.org.uk prior to the event.
  4. If you wish to cancel your booking to a free event please do so via Eventbrite as soon as possible so that your ticket can be reallocated.
  5. The BIID reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
  6. The BIID reserves the right to cancel the event if unavoidable circumstances arise.
  7. This event will be photographed and videoed. Attendance constitutes consent for these images/videos to be used, by the BIID and its partners, for promotional purposes.
  8. In compliance with the Data Protection Act, we must point out that the information on this form will be kept on a database.
  9. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed under the laws of England and Wales and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

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