The world’s most prestigious scientific building, the Royal Institution has overseen the discovery of nine elements and the principles of electromagnetism. The London Institute is proud to work in rooms that were once the private apartments of Sir Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday.
The Old Post Room
Where the mail of the Royal Institution was once sorted, our scientists now meet for a chat, a coffee and demonstrations on the blackboard.
This is the room in which, after a hard day in the laboratory, Michael Faraday would write up neatly the rough notes he had made earlier.
Bragg’s Dining Room
The dining room of the resident professors has played host to distinguished speakers, including Guglielmo Marconi and Lord Rutherford.
Where John Tyndall relaxed and Michael Faraday read aloud from Shakespeare, we host our weekly meetings with the London Theory Institute.
The Rumford Room
We have named our Director’s study the Rumford Room, in honour of the brilliant, mercurial founder of the Royal Institution, Count Rumford.
Rooms on the third floor have served as bedrooms to Sir Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, and scientists delivering the Christmas Lectures.
The Porter Wing
When the Theatre blew up in 1927, it offered the chance for a rebuild—leading to the creation of these rooms on the building’s eastern side.