Heritage Open Day
9 September 2017
11.00 - 4.00pm
Royal British Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA
Dora House is home to The Royal British Society of Sculptors at 108 & 110 Old Brompton Road and was built in 1820. This Grade II listed building was originally built by William Blake prior to the building's refacing in 1885-86 by architect William Flockhart. At this point the building was used as a photographer's studio by Elliott & Fry.
In 1919 the sculptor, Cecil Walter Thomas acquired the lease and the building was used as his family home with wife Dora and son Anthony. Cecil generously bequeathed the premises to the RBS in the 1960's and it has remained the Society's headquarters ever since.
On Saturday 9 September, the RBS will be opening its doors to the public as part of the national Heritage Open Days event for the first time.
As one of the Borough's oldest buildings visitors will be able to enjoy a rare opportunity to come into Dora House on a Saturday, as well as seeing fascinating items from the Society’s library and archive.
As well as a book sale, we'll be offering refreshments throughout the day.
The event is free and all are welcome.