Explore a thousand years of British architecture with this online exhibition, How We Built Britain, brought to you by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in association with the BBC.
From the castles of the Norman invaders to the towers of Canary Wharf, Britain’s buildings tell the ever-changing story of its island people and their ways of life. Selected here are key buildings from all periods, regions and architectural styles, many of which are featured in David Dimbleby’s landmark BBC series ‘How We Built Britain’.
Encounter the wonder of medieval cathedrals, Tudor prodigy houses, Georgian model villages, Scottish baronial castles, Victorian viaducts and sixties’ tower blocks. Follow the social, political and economic trends that have shaped the unique appearance of Britain’s cities, towns and countryside.
This exhibition of photographs, drawings, books, models and manuscripts are all from the RIBA British Architectural Library. Assembled since 1834, this is one of the world’s finest collections relating to architecture and our built heritage, totalling some four million items. So why not join us for a tour around a fascinating cross-section of Britain's buildings?