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.

Thursday 13th September 2018
Windsor Castle
Whole day at Windsor Castle and Grounds.
Cost £35 – Lunch not included.
Last chance to book at 24th July meeting.

Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 7.30pm
John Rutter Carol Concert Albert Hall
Ticket cost – £32
On sale now – a few remaining (at 18th July).

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