For the moment all our visits are online (of course). We stream them via Zoom and YouTube. As soon as we can we’ll get back outside.
Tuesday 14 July 2021
Tour of Alnick Castle, its Grounds & interiors, and Highlights of the Collection
Alnick Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Northumberland. We will enjoy an insider’s view of the castle and its treasures.
Tuesday 12 August 2021
Treasures of the Villa Borghese in Rome
The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial collection of paintings, sculptures and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (1605–1621). Scipione Borghese was an early patron of Bernini and an avid collector of works by Caravaggio who is well represented in the collection. Additional paintings of note include Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael’s Entombment of Christ and works by Peter Paul Rubens and Federico Barocci.
Tuesday 14 September 2021
The Bridges of London
There are 35 bridges between Hampton Court Bridge to Tower Bridge. Can you name them all. If not, here’s a map!
Thursday 14 October 2021
London Legal Walk
Blue Badge guide Emma Matthews will take us on a virtual walking tour around the The Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and other legal landmarks of London.
Wednesday 17 November 2021
The Archaeology of Crossrail
Leo Heaton puts together the pieces that make up London’s archaeological jigsaw puzzle. From everyday items like Victorian chamber pots and Roman coins to rare treasures such as medieval water pumps and a piece of 55 MILLION year old amber. Come and explore the sites and some of the objects that this remarkable project has uncovered.
Tuesday 14 December 2021
Sir Peter Lely’s Famous Paintings of “The Windsor Beauties” now in Hampton Court Palace
The gallery of so-called ‘Windsor Beauties’ is the name given to the collection of portraits painted by Sir Peter Lely (1618-80) of celebrated courtesans and women of the nobility in Restoration England, which can be seenin the Communication Gallery at Hampton Court Palace. Ten portraits in The Royal Collection can be identified as having belonged to the original group of Lely’s eleven paintings.