The following photographs are a selection from visits we have made in recent years:
Beth Chatto’s Water Garden
At Alfred Munnings Museum
The photos above are from the visit to Beth Chatto’s garden in Essex and the Alfred Munnings Museum at Dedham, and those below are from the June 2015 visit to the Stanley Spencer Gallery and Runnymede.
Stanley Spencer’s House
In October 2015 we visited Royal Hospital, Chelsea:
We started 2016 with a visit to the BBC at Portland Place in March.
Outside Portland Place
BBC One Show Studio
In the summer we visited Kenwood House:
The last visit of the year was on 8th September 2016, when we visited Kelmscott Manor in Gloucestershire, home of William Morris and other members of the Arts & Crafts movement. Members were greatly impressed by the quality of the lecture which was provided and subsequent guided tour.
Kelmscott Manor Interior
Our first visit of the 2017 season was on 11th April, to Royal Holloway College, including The Founders’ Building, one of the most spectacular university buildings in the world, used during the filming of Downton Abbey.
The Picture Gallery
On 8th June we visited Greenwich, to see in particular Queen’s House and the restoration of The Painted Hall ceiling at The Old Royal Naval College. The photos below show the Queen’s House Gallery; members inspecting the restoration of Sir James Thornhill’s ‘The Triumph of Peace and Liberty over Tyranny’ from ceiling level in The Painted Hall; and The Tulip Staircase at Queen’s House.
Queen’s House Gallery
The Painted Hall Ceiling
The Tulip Staircase
The first visit of 2018 was on 28th March to see The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace and The Garden Museum in Lambeth. Here are photos of some of our members at both places.
In The Queen’s Gallery
At The Garden Museum