Tuesday 25 July 2017 and Wednesday 26 July 2017
Canterbury and Saltwood Castle
We visited Canterbury in the morning and then we visited nearby Saltwood Castle where the murderers of Thomas Beckitt stayed before the dastardly deed was committed.
Thursday 17 August 2017
The Wallace Collection
There were two tours running simultaneously in the morning and then again in the afternoon. One tour was a Highlights Tour of the Collection and the other one covered 18th Century French Decorative and Fine Arts, particularly the furniture and the Sevres porcelain.
Thursday 21 September 2017
Firle Place and Charleston Farmhouse
Two famous houses in East Sussex, one the home of Lord Gage, the other the “home” of the Bloomsbury Goup.
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Chevening House and Ightham Mote House
Two lovely houses near Sevenoaks. Chevening is the Foreign Secretary’s country home and Ightham Mote shows the development of an English country house over 700 years.
Thursday 12 October 2017
Guildhall Arts Gallery
We will see works dating from 1670 to the present that document London’s dramatic history.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
City Churches Walk
Our walk will include both exterior and interior visits to a cross-section of the 23 remaining Christopher Wren churches in the City.
Wednesday 17 January 2018
Half the day in the Prints & Drawings Room and half on a guided Gallery Tour.
Monday 5 February 2018
Banqueting House and Spencer House
Morning and afternoon visits to two of London’s iconic buildings.
Fridays 2 and 9 March 2018
Houses of Parliament
Guided tours including the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chambers. Follow in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening and be inspired by Westminster Hall which is almost 1,000 years old.
Thursday 19 April 2018
A tour of all the prestige rooms in Old College, the Royal Memorial Chapel and the grounds.
Thursday 24 May 2018
Beautiful 12th century Cotswold home of Katherine Parr, the 6th wife of Henry VIII. Its art treasures include paintings by Constable, Rubens and Van Dyck.
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Quebec House and Chartwell
Quebec House was the childhood home of General James Wolfe and Chartwell was the the home of Winston Churchill.
Thursday 19 July 2018
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Chipping Campden, the glorious old Cotswold wool merchants’ town to where in 1902 C R Ashbee relocated the Guild of Handicrafts from London.
After talk at the Court Barn Museum, which celebrates the Arts and Crafts movement, we will visit the church enjoy a guided walk through the town and a visit to Hart’s Silversmith.