Former Admiralty Headquarters
- Former Admiralty Headquarters |
- Visit |
- 1, 7 December 2011 - 17:00 until 19:00
The former Admiralty Buildings are currently owned by the Cabinet Office, but they retain and encapsulate the identity and history of the Royal Navy. Our exclusive visits, led by Charlotte Henwood, Curator of the Ministry of Defence Art Collection, will offer the opportunity to see works of art and objects having a specific Naval connection. Thomas Ripley's severe 1725 facade hides the Admiralty Boardroom - in which most of the key strategic decisions affecting the operation of the Royal Navy have been taken. Admiralty House, in the same complex, was built as a residence for Lord Nelson, First Lord of the Admiralty in 1785, by Samuel Pepys Cockerell.
This may be a final opportunity to visit as Cabinet Office is leaving this historical site and future access is uncertain.
22 Whitehall London SW1A 2WH