Open House 2017 at Bishopsgate Institute
Saturday 16 September, 10:00-17:00
Free, just drop in.
Bishopsgate Institute is excited to open its doors for Open House London 2017, the city-wide festival of architecture and design. This is a unique opportunity to come and explore our beautifully restored and historic Grade II* listed building.
Founded in 1894, Bishopsgate Institute was one of three major public buildings designed by architect Charles Harrison Townsend (1851-1928), the other two being the Whitechapel Gallery and the Horniman Museum. It combines elements of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau styles, along with the typically Victorian, and Townsend’s originality can be seen throughout the building from the decorative façade and roof turrets to the grandeur of the Great Hall.
From 10:00, every half an hour, you'll be able to take part in tours of our Great Hall, Board Room, and Library, or simply go and explore yourself. There will be information and presentations in all of our rooms with architectural and historical facts about the Institute, and plenty of our staff to guide you around.
The last tour will be at 16:00, and last admission to the building at 16:30.
Our Great Hall will also contain a pop-up café for if any visitors who are making a day of exploring the city and needing a moment to rest and refuel. We'll have information on our regular events and courses for you to take away.
For further information, please contact our Box Office team on 020 7392 9200 or visit the Open House website.