Open House 2017

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

SPECIAL EVENT 10:00–17:00 Saturday 16 September 2017

As part of Open House London, the Linnean Society of London will be throwing open its doors and welcoming anyone interested in exploring the building and its stunning rooms. Open House started in 1992 with the intention of opening London's splendid buildings to the general public who do not otherwise have access. 

In addition to viewing the Society’s building, the Linnean Learning Education Team will be presenting two exciting, hands-on exhibits to give you the chance to delve into our historical collections and undertake some 21st century botany.

Unnatural Histories 

Have you ever wondered what happened to the unicorn, what hydras are made of, and why we no longer believe in dragons? Find out the answers to these questions and more through the medium of Monster Munch, medieval monsters and bestiaries! This exhibit forms part of Verity Darke’s British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Engagement Fellowship project.

Inside a Plant Cell

The University of Oxford’s Department of Plant Sciences is working with the Linnean Society of London and New Phytologist to deliver an interactive public engagement exhibit that will introduce you to modern microscopy techniques used in cell biology. Come along to be inspired by plants and plant sciences.

  • This event is free and open to all. Last entry at 16:30.
  • Registration is not necessary. 
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