Royal Society of Arts

Society of Arts .—This institution has existed in John Street, Adelphi, for a long series of years.  Its object is the encouragement of arts, manufactures, agriculture, and commerce.  Under the auspices of the late Prince Consort, it was mainly instrumental in bringing about the two great International Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862.  The lecture-room contains six remarkable pictures by Barry, illustrative of ‘Human Culture.'  Every year there are free exhibitions of manufactures and new mechanical inventions.