Society of Antiquaries of London

The Society of Antiquaries of London (SAL) is a learned society "charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with 'the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries'."[1] It is based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London (a building owned by the UK government), and is a registered charity.[2]

Entrance in the courtyard of Burlington House
The Society of Antiquaries of London at the University of London History Day, 2016

Society of Antiquaries of London
Formation1707 (royal charter: 1751)
TypeLearned society
Registration no.207237
Legal statusRegistered charity
PurposeHistorical and archaeological
HeadquartersBurlington House, London
ServicesResearch and publications, lectures and events, grant-giving, heritage conservation, and exhibitions
Membership (2017)
3,055
President (48th)
Martin Millett
General Secretary
John Lewis
Websitewww.sal.org.uk