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Tours of the Founder's Building

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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.

Royal Holloway’s world-famous collection of Victorian paintings gives an insight into scenes of contemporary Victorian life and romanticised mythology.

We organise tailor-made guided tours for groups of 25 or more (maximum 45). The tours consist of the following:

  • a guided tour of the Chapel, North Quad, Founder’s Dining Hall, South Quad and Victorian Corridor
  • lunch in the beautiful Picture Gallery
  • a talk on the paintings

Prices vary.

Book a tour

To discuss your tour requirements please call Sue Heath on +44 (0)1784 443004 or email sue.heath@royalholloway.ac.uk.


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