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Our adult learning programme offers a range of exciting opportunities to explore, discuss, debate and be inspired by great architecture. Subjects and themes are drawn from RIBA’s unsurpassed collections of original drawings, models, photographs and rare books and are brought to life through creative challenges that encourage participants to see the world around them in a new way. Our courses and workshops are designed for anyone with a wish to explore their own passions or interests further, or who simply wants to try something new.

Our courses, workshops, tours and talks are led by established architects, artists and educators and are informed by RIBA’s own expertise in architectural history, culture and practice. These are a mixture of day-long and weekend-long courses that look at architecture through disciplines such as drawing, photography, model making and other creative activities.

We also arrange private building tours and community visits for groups to 66 Portland Place.

Our creative events for adults

21 September 2019, 11am to 4pm

Open House at 66 Portland Place

Celebrate Open House at 66 Portland Place and explore the RIBA’s magnificent Art Deco Headquarters through a series of tours, talks and creative activities throughout the day.

England - London
Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 October 2019

Silver Sunday at the RIBA and Design Museum

A weekend of free creative activities as part of Silver Sunday, a nationwide celebration of older people, at the RIBA and Design Museum.

England - London
29 October, 5, 12, 19, 26 November and 3 December 2019, 6pm to 8pm

Burning Down the Haus: Broadening Perspectives on British Modernism

A century after the renowned Bauhaus School was founded in Germany, take a fresh look at the relationship between Bauhaus and Britain and examine its contribution to Modernism in this six-week course. For ages 18+ and all abilities.

England - London
Every second Saturday of the month, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, and every fourth Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Walking with Wornum: A Guided Tour of the RIBA

Visit the home of architecture and hear about the places and faces behind George Grey Wornum’s winning design for the RIBA on Portland Place. Our dedicated educators will walk you through the history and design of our landmark building before concluding the tour will conclude with the chance to view collection material on the design and construction of the building.

England - London
The last Thursday of each month. Workshops start 1.30pm and end 3.30pm. No workshop in December 2019.

Art Workshops: Explore and Make at the RIBA

Join us each month for a friendly creative workshop, where you’ll explore architecture and make art using a different medium. For retirees or those aged 50 and over. Free, no booking required.

England - London
The first Wednesday of the month in 2019. Two walks each day: first shorter walk is 12.30pm to 1pm, second longer walk is 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Take to the Streets: Architectural Walks in our Neighbourhood

Come explore the fascinating history and architecture near the RIBA’s HQ and meet new people along the way in our new monthly lunchtime walks.

England - London

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