Our current programme of visits is as follows. Please follow the links, where applicable, for further information.
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.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: Dawn and William will not be present at the meeting on 27th February, but are happy to take bookings by email.
Wednesday 28th March 2018
Morning visit to the Queens Gallery Buckingham Palace to see the collection – Charles II Art & Power
Afternoon visit to the Garden Museum Lambeth
Cost £35 – Lunch not included in the price
Friday 22nd June 2018
Blenheim Palace and Flower Show
Whole day at Blenheim Palace for their Annual Flower Show. Tickets include entrance to the palace and garden, and The Flower Show
Cost £32 – Tickets on sale now
Thursday 13th September 2018
Whole day at Windsor Castle and Grounds.
Cost £35 – Lunch not included.
John Rutter Carol Concert Albert Hall
We have submitted our request into the ballot & will hear if successful in March.
Our Most Recent Visits:
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.
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.
The last visit of last 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.
Earlier in the summer we visited Kenwood House:
To see photographs from earlier visits please click here.