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15th September, 2013

Royal Holloway: Heritage Open Day

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15th September, 2013
North Quad, Royal Holloway
Tours free, Picture Gallery £2
Royal Holloway, University of London, welcomes the public to explore its spectacular Grade 1 Listed Founder’s Building, Picture Gallery, Chapel and extensive grounds.

The Founder’s Building, founded by entrepreneur, Thomas Holloway and opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, is modelled on the Château de Châmbord in the Loire Valley.  Its flamboyant architecture makes it one of the most impressive university buildings in the world.

The Picture Gallery will be open between 11am-5pm and guided tours by the Curator every hour will start at 11.30am.  Admission to the Picture Gallery is £2 and guided tours are free of charge.

Campus tours (45 minutes) every hour will start at 11.30am.  Campus tours are free of charge but limited to 50 people per tour (tickets apply).

Tours of Archives and Founder’s Library (tickets apply).

Tickets available from the Information Desk, North Quad, Founder’s Building (Sunday 15 September 2013 only).

Refreshments available; all welcome.

Visitors will also have a rare opportunity to visit the former Holloway Sanatorium (Virginia Park).  Please visit the Information Desk for further details.

For further information please click here or contact Sue Heath, Events Officer, at

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