We offer a full programme of outings linked to the courses and study days.
Below are details of visits organised for 2019
Please remember that priority will be given for members attending the class.
As much information as possible about walking conditions on each outing will be advertised. Members must ensure that they can cope with the walking without delaying the group. Please wear sensible clothing
and footwear and bring any walking aids that are necessary.
The committee reserves the right to refuse any application if it is felt that the member may incur an unacceptable risk.
Wednesday 25th September 2019.
Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum - Cost £16
St Bartholomew's Hospital was founded in 1123 and for nearly 900 years has provided care on the same site in Smithfield. The archives and museum collections include documents from the 12th to the 21st centuries, and objects reflecting the changes to patient care, teaching and administration at hospital. They also hold the archives of several other former hospitals in the City and east London, and many other related organisations and people. The tour will be of the historical parts and then there will be time to visit the museum. There will be no tea and coffee on arrival but there will be onsite places for you to purchase it.
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Brands’ Museum, Notting Hill – Cost £23
Coffee /tea on arrival. It's all here...the brands and packs, posters and ads, fads and fashions, toys and games...a kaleidoscope of images and iconic brands...you will discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising - and how we evolved with them. The history of consumer culture is revealed in a Time Tunnel from the Victorian era until today.
Afterwards to High Street, Kensington, for lunch and maybe a visit to the Design Museum or the Japanese garden in Holland Park.
Wednesday 6th November 2019
Royal Albert Hall – Cost £28
Look inside the Royal Albert Hall on a guided tour of London's most iconic concert hall and walk in the footsteps of the world's great performers. Get an engaging insight into the venue's rich history and its links to film music.
We will be greeted with refreshments on arrival and then a private tour. Please remember that there are a lot of stairs to negotiate in the Hall.
Free time in the afternoon for lunch. The tour ticket entitles you to 10% off food and non alcoholic drinks at Cafe 12 in the Royal Albert Hall. If you prefer why not walk to the various museums on Exhibition Road or if warm enough enjoy a picnic in Hyde Park.
Monday 2nd December 2019
Christmas Spectacular, Thursford, Norfolk
An extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season, featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year round favourites. With a cast of 120, this is the biggest Christmas show of its kind in Europe!
Full ticket price now being taken.
Tuesday 10th December 2019
Kettles Yard an Cambridge – Cost £10
Explore a wonderful collection of art in the new gallery and recently restored historic Kettles Yard house. The new Kettles Yard is a timeless capsule of a sensibility, a philosophy and a way of life, brimming with moments of splendour! Take a self-guided tour at a time of your choice. It is a small venue and timed tickets are available every ten minutes from 12 noon. Large bags are not permitted in the house and will be kept securely for you at the front desk during your time there. Plan your own day in Cambridge. Visit the Cambridge Museum nearby, Fitzwilliam Museum, lunch somewhere or explore the Christmas shops. The day is yours!