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.

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 – A few tickets left (at 23/04/18)

Thursday 13th September 2018
Windsor Castle
Whole day at Windsor Castle and Grounds.
Cost £35 – Lunch not included.
Tickets on sale now.

Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 7.30pm
John Rutter Carol Concert Albert Hall
Ticket cost – £32
On sale now.

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.

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 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.

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.