Explore the extraordinary history of the Royal Institution with our interactive timeline.
The Royal Institution was founded in March 1799 with the aim of introducing new technologies and teaching science to the general public.
The Ri moved to our current premises at 21 Albemarle Street a few months later and we have been here ever since. The building has been the home of famous scientists, such as Michael Faraday, who have helped shape the modern world.
Today, we continue to promote and communicate science to the general public.