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Architecture exhibitions at RIBA

Our exhibitions programme looks closely into architectural movements, styles and ideas throughout history. We have three exhibition spaces at 66 Portland Place: The purpose-built Architecture Gallery showcases items from our world-class collections and the First Floor Gallery and Practice Space draw on our relationships with architects and others, highlighting the different RIBA awards and education programmes.

66 Portland Place, London usual opening times

Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Tuesday: 10am to 8pm

Sunday: Closed 

Upcoming events

11 October 2023, 6.30pm to 8pm

RIBA+VitrA Talks: Caples Jefferson

Join us as the VitrA series Forms of Exchange: exploring the spaces in-between continues with New York-based practice Sara Caples & Everado Jefferson

England - London
28 October 2023, 11am to 1pm

Architecture walking tour: King’s Cross – steam, gas, and coal - October 2023

Join Paula Cooze on a walking tour to explore the architectural strategy for Kings Cross, London and how it has manifested itself in the preservation of statement buildings in the area

England - London
2 November 2023, 2pm to 3.30pm

Exploring Architecture: printmaking

Join RIBA Learning for an afternoon of creative drawing and making. Be inspired by our world-leading architecture collections and learn simple techniques of printmaking. For over 55s.

England - London
8 November to 11 November 2023

RIBA Photo Festival 2023

The RIBA Photo Festival celebrates the photography of architecture and the built environment in its many forms, through discussion and debate on the medium and its future in the digital age.

England - London
11 November to 12 November 2023

Architectural photography masterclass with RIBA and The British Library

Join us to develop your own creative photography practice, taking inspiration from over a century of architectural photography from the RIBA Collections. Taking place both at RIBA and at the British Library, this course is designed to help you develop critical and creative skills for engaging with our built environment through photography.

England - London
14 November 2023, 6.30pm to 8pm

RIBA+VitrA Talks: collective collaborations - new forms of practice and co-design

The next talk in the series Forms of Exchange invites Jayden Ali, Akil Scafe-Smith of RESOLVE Collective, and Dr Julia King to discuss their collaborative approach within architecture and the invaluable engagement with communities that use the spaces, chaired by Dr Torange Khonsari.

England - London

Visit us

As well as offering public tours of our larger exhibitions, we also run a programme of cultural events closely matched to themes on display.

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