Marlborough House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is almost 300 years old and has the status of a Royal Palace. It was built for Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough, and stayed in the family until 1817 when it became Crown property.
The last member of the Royal Family to live there was Queen Mary in 1936 before Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth made the house available to the Commonwealth in 1965. Since then it has been the venue for a number of independence negotiations and Commonwealth conferences.
The House was extensively renovated between 1989 and 1993. We will be given a tour of the Fine Rooms which contain exquisite murals, tapestries, paintings and sculptures and see the wall painting of the Battle of Blenheim and the Duke’s battles. It is a great chance to learn the history of the building and get an insight to the Commonwealth's work.
Two exclusive tours of Marlborough House, the historic home of the Commonwealth have been organised for RCS Supporters and their guests. The dates for these are:
- Tuesday, 23 July 2019 (11am - 12.30pm)
- Thursday, 1 August 2019 (2pm - 3.30pm)
During the tour we will be given a tour of the Fine Rooms, which contain exquisite murals, tapestries, paintings and sculptures and see the wall painting of the Battle of Blenheim and the Duke's battles. It is a great chance to learn the history of the building and gain an insight into the Commonwealth's work.
To book a place on one of these tours please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3727 4300.
- £10 for Associate Fellows
- £15 for Supporters, Life Members and RCS Branches
- £20 for guests
- 23 Jul 2019, 11:00 and 14:00
- Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HX