Tuesday 2 September 2014
Greenwich with Blue Badge Guide Rob Williamson
A guide around the Painted Hall & Chapel and a short walk around Greenwich.
Thursday 9 October 2014
A tour of the British Library which covers the history of the Library and its collections and how it functions.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
The Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion, Blythe House, Olympia
The V&A’s new Clothworkers’ Centre for the study of conservation of textiles and fashion contains over 104,000 objects from its textiles, fashion and Asia collections. A special one-hour tour will include a chance to engage with the V&A’s textile conservation department.
Monday 8 December 2014
Breakfast at Sotheby’s
Following a light breakfast Adrian Biddell, a Senior Director of Sotheby’s, will introduce the activities of an auction house. He will then discuss a number of the most important paintings in the forthcoming sale which will go under his hammer.
Friday 16 January 2015
Benjamin Franklin’s House and the National Portrait Gallery with Sarah Ciacci;
Blue Badge Guide Art Expert Sarah Ciacci will take us to see some 18th century art.
Tuesday 17 February 2015
British Museum Watches
We will have a chance to see some of the watches in the British Museum Collection under the expert supervision of Paul Buck from the Horological Department who will talk to us about the history of the watch.
Wednesday 18 March 2015
Modern City of London Architecture with Blue Badge Guide David Thompson
We will start from the observation deck of One New Change and meander through the streets viewing significant buildings by leading contemporary architects.
Wednesday 15 April 2015
Royal Pavilion, Brighton & Preston Manor
Audio guided tour of the Pavilion, one of the most exotically beautiful buildings in the British Isles. Preston Manor is an old Manor House evoking the atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry home.
Thursday 7 May 2015
Arundel Castle, West Sussex
A town with a 1,000 years of history dominated by the castle and gardens.
Wednesday 17 June 2015
Audley End is largely an early 17th century country house just outside Saffron Walden, south of Cambridge. It was once a palace in all but name and is renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England.