The Royal Institution is an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. We're about discovery, innovation, inspiration and imagination. We're also an events space, a museum and a place to eat and drink. But we're more than that as well.
We don't just talk about science - we also do it. Research has been part of the RI for 200 years, and the tradition continues today with cutting-edge work on nanotechnology and health science.
We're a place for all ages. The Christmas Lectures for children are probably our most famous activity, but adults will find plenty of thought-provoking things to do and see at the RI throughout the year.
Anyone can join the RI. If you're interested in how the world works, or how to make it work better, the RI is the place for you.