Friends excursions: House of Lords

Art and architecture tour

Friends events

Tuesday 19 September 2017
5 — 7.30pm

Booking for Friends of the RA opens on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 10am.

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House of Lords Chamber

© Parliamentary Art Collection

Join fellow Friends for a special guided tour inside one of the most recognised buildings in the world, the Palace of Westminster, and the art collection it houses.

Home to the House of Lords, the Palace of Westminster owes its stunning Gothic architecture to the 19th-century architect Sir Charles Barry RA. Our tour, led by specialist guides, focuses on the House of Lords, highlighting the craftsmanship of Barry and the spectacular fixtures and fittings designed by the eccentric A.W.N. Pugin, as well as the rich collection of artwork on show throughout the building.

Our tour begins at the top of the Royal Staircase in the Norman Porch where the Queen enters the Palace of Westminster and follows the Queen’s processional route taken at the State Opening of Parliament. Along the way, we learn about the architecture and artworks in the Queen’s Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Prince’s Chamber before entering the majestic Lords Chamber. Our tour finishes with a glass of champagne in a private room near historic Westminster Hall.

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Tuesday 19 September 2017

5 — 7.30pm

Meet at Palace of Westminster (full directions with ticket)

£58. Includes tour, champagne and nibbles.

Booking for Friends of the RA opens on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 10am.