Open House Weekend, 22 & 23 September, 10am – 5pm

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Open House Weekend, 22 & 23 September, 10am – 5pm

We are very excited to be part of Open House London 2012.

In its 20th year ‘Open House’ celebrates the architecture and design of this great city and invites visitors to discover or re-discover the range and breadth of buildings on our doorstep.

St John’s will be open for visitors to enjoy Sir John Soane’s classic design and also to explore the normally less accessible spaces of the North Gallery, the Belfry and the Crypt.

Guided tours on the hour will help you find out about the history, the restoration and the current diverse use of some of the spaces, as well as include an introduction to the ‘Stations of the Cross’ by Chris Gollon.

We are also very pleased to be hosting’A Temporary Museum’ by Recy Shao.

Recy is very interested in Sir John Soane’s architecture and the narrative in his way of collecting and displaying objects. This formed the starting point for her MA work ‘A Temporary Museum’ and she chose St John on Bethnal Green for her site specific final project. Recy chose five objects from the Wellcome Collection as narratives about human life and created five specific spaces for them in an architectural model of the church as originally conceived by Sir John Soane.