Our current programme of visits is as follows. Please follow the links, where applicable, for further information. Tickets for visits are normally sold at the two lectures prior to each event. Refunds may only be given in exceptional circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: Members attending trips and visits are asked to carry with them a list of any medication they are taking, in case of emergency.

11 April 2019
London Pictures and Palace
Visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Eltham Palace
Tickets: £26, now on sale.
Note: The price excludes entry to Eltham Palace which is free to English Heritage members.
More information is available from Nick Whitworth

20 June 2019
Gothic and Roman
A visit to St. Albans Cathedral and and the Verulamium Museum

There will be a further visit on a date in September or October, to be arranged.

Our Most Recent Visits:

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

On 8th June 2017 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

Our first visit of the season was on 11th April 2017, 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.

Founders Building

The Picture Gallery

The last visit of the previous 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

Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor Interior

Kelmscott Manor Interior

Earlier in the summer we visited Kenwood House:

Outside Kenwood

Outside Kenwood

Kenwood Interior

Kenwood Interior

To see photographs from earlier visits please click here