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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.

France / Paris
8th - 9th Feb / 2023
Two-Day Visit to Paris

England / London
13th Feb / 2023
Visit to the Palace of Westminster

London SW1A 0AA 2pm - 5pm Approx Original date changed due to train strike on 6 January.

England / London
21st Feb / 2023
Visit to the Drawing Office at Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP 10am - 11.30am

23rd Feb / 2023
BIFMO Online Workshop - Researching Furniture in British Country Houses

England / Leeds
8th Mar / 2023
Visit to the Brotherton Research Centre at the University of Leeds

The Parkinson Building, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9HBB 11.15am - 4pm

England /
24th - 25th Mar / 2023
The 47th Annual Symposium

The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 2023 10am - 5pm

England / London
20th Apr / 2023
Pitzhanger Manor

Ealing Green, London W5 5EQ 1pm - 4pm

Scotland /
19th - 21st May / 2023
Spring Study Trip to Scotland

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May 2023 - Please note new dates due to the Coronation on the 6 May

England / London
13th Jun / 2023
Ranger's House

Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, London SE10 8QX 2pm - 4pm

Spain /
5th - 8th Oct / 2023
Overseas Study Trip

Andalucia, Spain