Royal Geographical Society
Founded in 1830, the society is a world centre for geography: supporting research, education, expeditions and fieldwork, and promoting public knowledge though exhibitions and lectures. Collections include an important cartographic library, bibliographic archives and expedition relics.
The early history of the Society was closely linked with exploration of 'colonial' Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the polar regions, central Asia, and is inseparable from the names of famous explorers - Hillary, Hunt, Livingstone, Scott, Shackleton and Stanley among them.
Lowther Lodge was designed by Norman Shaw 1874, irregular and in red brick, it is a good example of the High Victorian Queen Anne style town house. Modern exhibition and library space was added in 2004 facing Exhibition Road.
Programme of public lectures and events
Exhibitions open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Telephone: 020 7591 3000
Address: Lowther Lodge, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7
Website: Royal Geographical Society
South Kensington Station
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