Discovery Room

The Discovery Room is the Linnean Society's dedicated space for more intimate engagement with natural history, whether that's through roundtable meetings, CPD workshops or art courses.

Did you know?

The Discovery Room is also home to a very special set of books - the Darwin-Wallace Collection, which includes a first edition of On the Origin of Species.

Upcoming events:

Open House London (22nd September 2018)

Details TBC

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Past Events

Courtyard Lates - 27th July 2018

We threw open our doors for Burlington House's annual Courtyard Late. This year the theme was 'Resources' and in the Discovery Room we explored our natural resources with a herbal tea making session.

Art class at the Linnean - 17th July 2018

Join us for a watercolour workshop, starting with with a special viewing of the Linnaean collections in the vault, along with an exploration of some original artwork in the beautiful library.

Participant painting with watercolours
Participant painting with watercolours

One day painting course at the Linnean - 10th April 2018

Historically, botanical paintings were made from looking at pressed plants - this class will explore that process and work from pressed examples along with a selection of the Society's insects, herbarium sheets and shells.

This watercolour workshop started with a special viewing of the Linnaean collections in the vault, along with an exploration of some original artwork in the beautiful library, and participants then worked on drawing the specimens in the newly built Discovery Room.

Photos can be seen here.