Guided tour, history and appreciation of the treasures of the Apothecaries

Event Details

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London was incorporated as a City Livery Company by royal charter from James I on 6 December 1617. Subsequent to this, the Society has acquired and saved a great number of precious historical and artistic treasures; these are the property of the Society and its Livery.  During this afternoon event at the Hall participants will be guided around our treasures by a group of the Society’s tour guides who will address the participants on the origins, histories and importance of our archives, books, artefacts and treasures.

The afternoon will start at 2.30 with tea and coffee during which there will be an introduction by Honorary Curator and Past Master Nick Wood.

The tour will then be split into groups to be led around the Hall by one of the Society’s experienced tour guides.  Displays will be put out of the Society’s many treasures, books and documents, and there will be an opportunity to see behind the scenes in the archive area, housed in the old kitchens.

At 5.00pm, those wishing to chat informally with the guides, have the option to join us in a glass of wine at The Glean restaurant (exactly across the lane from the Hall).  A further option is to continue at The Glean for an early dinner at 6.00pm.  For costs, please see the flyer.  There is an addition of £15 a head for guests who are not Liverymen nor Yeomen.

Dress code:  Smart casual

For the booking form please see the flyer here, and contact Dr Catherine Sarraf, email: