Posted on 07/09/2012
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Visitors can delve into the history of two magnificent local buildings as Royal Holloway, University of London and the former Holloway Sanatorium open for Heritage Open Day.
Royal Holloway’s Grade I listed Founder’s Building was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886 and founded by entrepreneur Thomas Holloway and 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.
To mark Heritage Open Day this Sunday (9 September), Royal Holloway is offering 45-minute tours of the Founder's and Windsor Buildings as well as the opportunity to visit the Grand Hall at the nearby former Holloway Sanatorium, which is now Virginia Park.
Like the College, the sanatorium was an extraordinary and extensive building, founded and personally funded by Holloway as a 'Gift to the Nation',
Visitors to Royal Holloway will be able to book Picture Gallery Tours and Campus Tours on the day and will receive a pass providing the rare opportunity to visit the sanatorium*.
For more information visit our Events page.
*Parking will not be available within Virginia Park. Please park near Virginia Waters Station.