Open House at 66 Portland Place 2019

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Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place

Westminister

London

W1B 1AD

United Kingdom

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Open House at 66 Portland Place 2019

Celebrate Open House at 66 Portland Place and explore the RIBA’s magnificent art deco headquarters. Throughout the day you hear about our building, see some of our specialist collection and take part in creative activities for children and adults.

All events are free, but tours of the building are on a first come, first served basis. As well as Open House activities, our café and bookshop will be open.

Last entry 3.15pm

Accessibility

We strive to ensure our events are accessible for wheelchair users. Please be aware that some parts of the building are not step free and we will need to make arrangements for you. To discuss any access requirements please contact us in advance at learning@riba.org.

Programme

Guided Tours
Join us for a guided tour of our Grade II* listed headquarters to find out what goes on behind our Portland stone façade. Hear about the history of the RIBA, stories about the people who designed and built it, whilst taking in our elegant art deco interiors.
Max 20 per tour, first come, first served – please sign up at reception from 10.30am.
Tours take place at 11:00am, 1pm and 3pm. Drawing tours take place at 12pm and 2pm, materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and leave from the reception desk.

Show and Tell, 12-2pm
Explore a selection of material from the RIBA collections that show the history and development of the RIBA building and material from the Colin St John Wilson & Partners archive.
With Director of Collections and Programmes , Adrian Steel and Curator, Amy Finn. A short talk will be given by India Whitely, Revealing the Collections Project Officer at 12.45pm and 1.30pm.

Creative Activities, 11am-4pm
The Sky is the Limit
Drop-in and draw an imagined or remembered favourite building to add to our skyline.

Changing Faces, Changing Spaces
Take the opportunity to remodel the iconic 66 Portland Place to your own requirements and add your version to our display.

Self-Guided Tours, 11am-4pm
You are welcome to explore our building on your own using one of our fact sheets that will be available on the day. Family activity packs are also available.


About the Event

For all ages. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

All events are free, but you must register online beforehand.

Photography and filming will be taking place during the event – please speak to a member of staff on the day if you have any concerns.

For upcoming learning events, please visit architecture.com/learning

Share your photos and thoughts on social media using #OpenHouse @RIBALearning @OpenHouseLondon.

Terms and Conditions

  • Under 18s must be supervised by an accompanying adult ticket holder at all times.
  • We reserve the right to alter the advertised content of events.
  • In the unlikely event we need to cancel we will contact all ticket holders as soon as possible. We cannot reimburse or compensate for travel or other associated costs.
  • A photographer may attend this event and the images may be used to publicise future RIBA events.
  • By accepting an invitation or selecting a ticket you consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded as a visitor attending the event.
  • On entry to the event you agree to accept and abide by any venue rules; the RIBA reserves the right to remove participants who behave inappropriately from events.
  • The details you provide will be used in accordance with the RIBA's GDPR obligations. For information on how we will handle your personal data please see our Privacy Policy at www.architecture.com.

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Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place

Westminister

London

W1B 1AD

United Kingdom

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