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Heritage Open Day

  • Date 09 Sep 2018
  • Time 11:00-17:00
  • Category Community

Heritage Open Day

Royal Holloway, University of London, welcomes the public to explore its spectacular Grade I Listed Founder's Building, Picture Gallery, Chapel and extensive grounds. The Founder's Building, commissioned by entrepreneur, Thomas Holloway and opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, is modelled on the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley. Its flamboyant architecture makes it one of the most impressive university buildings in the world.

This year our new Emily Wilding Davison Building, located to the east side of the Founder's Building, will act as the welcome and information point for our Heritage Open Day.  The Emily Wilding Davison Building is the new home of the university's archive collections and also features a cafe for our visitors to enjoy.

The Picture Gallery will be open for viewing between 11am - 5pm with talks by the College Curator, Dr Laura MacCulloch at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm.

A series of tours will run throughout the day, please visit the information point from 11am on the day for tickets.

Founder's Building and College History Tours - £2 (tickets apply)
11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 12.45pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm

College Archives (tickets apply)
11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

As in previous years, we are delighted to be working once again with colleagues at Virginia Park, the former Holloway Sanatorium, which will also be open to visitors with ticketed tours at the following times: 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm.  Tickets must be collected from the information point in the Emily Wilding Davison Building at Royal Holloway.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to Royal Holloway.

Guide dogs only. Parking is available on campus.

For further information please contact:


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