The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society. Founded in 1788, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in its keeping since 1829. The Society continues to play a central role in the documentation of the world’s flora and fauna, recognising the continuing importance of such work to many scientific issues.Plan your visit to The Linnean Society of London and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London trip builder site .
The Linnean Society of London Reviews
We did the tours of the Treasures as on the Society website. We actually got to visit the bombproof store room where Linnaeus' original manuscripts are kept, together with a huge collection of origina... more »
My wife and I visited the Linnean Society as part of the Open House weekend. We were politely welcomed at the door by two people distributing a free single-sided fact sheet on the society. The Linnean... more »
A learned society founded in 1788, focused on the natural and biological sciences, with extensive botanical and zoological resources, housed in part of the historic Burlington House on Piccadilly. Hosts occasional lectures which are open to the public.
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