Royal Geographical Society

Things to do, Literary events Knightsbridge

Members of the public can access the collection of two million maps, books, photos, documents and objects spanning the past 500 years of geographical exploration. Users can research the lives of famous explorers such as Livingstone or Mary Kingsley, study nineteenth-century maps of Britain, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe, or use the collection of travel guides to research a holiday. The project, which was partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, includes online access as well personal visits to the Foyle Reading Room (over-16s only, unless by arrangement, take proof of identity to register as a new Reader) and exhibitions plus educational events for school and adult groups.


Venue name: Royal Geographical Society
Address: 1 Kensington Gore
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (closed public and bank hols).
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
Price: Reading Room: £10 per day, free to educational users and Society mems. TPOTY exhibition free
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I really loved my visit here! It was used as an event space for the purposes of my visit, but it was so cleverly located on Exhibition road - with both an elegant and modern feel. There were small exhibitions in the outdoor space (outside the cafe) which I really enjoyed perusing at lunch. The staff were really friendly and it was great to be able to wander through the grand rooms and halls.

Is it possible to obtain a copy of:Rhodesia and British Central Africa Map,Approx 1904.79 miles to 1 inch. George Philip & Son Ltd. Top right of map the number 151.Bottom right 152