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We are at last able to arrange some real visits after a break during the Covid pandemic, starting with events that were postponed in 2020. Find full details of our forthcoming visits and events, both in-person and online, by clicking the links below (scroll down). Live visits are available to members only. Follow us on Instagram (@furniturehistorysociety) and Facebook (@furniturehistorysociety) for news and updates on all our events!


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We arrange monthly Sunday evening online lectures on all aspects of furniture history, plus other events and seminars mid-week. All our online events are advertised on our website (scroll down for links), so please keep checking for details.

MEMBERS: Most online events are free to members, who are automatically sent (if they subscribe to the mailing list) a link via email, one week before each event.

NON-MEMBERS are warmly invited to join us, for a small charge, usually of £5.  To register and pay for events, please email our Events Secretary, Beatrice Goddard, at

ACCESS TO PAST ONLINE EVENTS: Members can watch past online events by clicking 'LECTURE VIDEOS FOR FHS MEMBERS' at the top of the left-hand menu, or by clicking here.

JOIN US!  The Society welcomes new members, so please join us!  You will have free access to most of our online events, a quarterly newsletter with news and reviews, our annual Journal Furniture History, and an invitation to a free Annual Lecture.  Click here to navigate to our Membership page.

Our online events produced with support from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

16th Feb / 2022
Antiques Dealer Archives Online Seminar

18.00 - 19.30pm

England / London
18th Feb / 2022
Visit to Southside House

3-4 Woodhayes Road, London SW19 4RJ 11.30am - 3pm

27th Feb / 2022
Online Lecture - Ludmila Budrina

Zoom, 17.00 (GMT) Please note earlier than usual start time.

England / Silsoe & Ampthill
2nd Mar / 2022
Visit to Wrest Park & Stores and Ampthill Park House

Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4HR Ampthill Park House, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2HF

England / Rochester
7th Apr / 2022
Visit to Rochester, Kent

10.30am - 4pm (approx.)

England / London
23rd Apr / 2022
The 46th Annual Symposium

The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN 10am - 5pm

25th Apr / 2022
Visit to Goodwood House

England / Kettering
8th Jun / 2022
Visit to Boughton House

Kettering, Northamptonshire NN1 4BJ 10.30am - 3pm approx.

England / Salisbury
26th Jul / 2022
Visit to Longford Castle

Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 4ED

Italy /
7th - 9th Oct / 2022
Overseas trip to Tuscany