Trips to art exhibitions & Historical Houses

Trips December 2019 to March 2020

 

Bookings for visits are taken from MEMBERS ONLY in the first instance. If you wish to join a visit and are not a member, please contact GHFMemSec@gmail.com

 

 

THURSDAY  12th DECEMBER 2019

 

CHARTERHOUSE LONDON

Charterhouse in Clerkenwell  was a Carthusian Monastry, the mansion of a wealthy gentleman, a meeting  house for Elizabeth I and in 1611 was established as a home for "Brothers" , as well as a school. The school moved to Godalming in 1872. There will be a guided tour of Charterhouse with time to visit the Museum, Chapel and shop. Refreshments available  at Thackerays Coffee House [next doorl and other places nearby. There may be time to visit V&A [depends on traffic and weather]

 

LEAVE ARTINGTON                      8:55 a.m.
LEAVE LIBRARY                            9:05 a.m.

And on to G LIVE, B FARM  AND SPECTRUM by approx.09.25 a.m.


LEAVE CHARTERHOUSE             2.30 - 3.00 p.m.

 

Cost of coach, tip and entrance         £28.00

 

 

FRIDAY  24th JANUARY  2O2O

NATIONAL  PORTRAIT GALLERY
The PRE-RAPHAELITE  SISTERS is the first ever major exhibition to focus on the untold story of women of Pre-Raphaelite  art, 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Brotherhood in 1849. lt explores the contribution of twelve  women to the movement including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais, Elizabeth  Siddal and Joanna  Wells. Through paintings, photographs, manuscripts and personal items the exhibition explores the roles they played.

 

LEAVE ARTINGTON                      8:50 a.m.
LEAVE LIBRARY                            9:00 a.m.

And on to G LIVE, B FARM  AND SPECTRUM by approx.09.15 a.m.


LEAVE LONDON                            3.30 p.m.

 

Cost of coach, tip and entrance         £34.00

Art Fund Member                               £27.00

 

 

MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2020

QUEENS GALLERY

GEORGE IV ART & SPECTACLE
George lV is the British monarch who formed an unrivalled collection of art, much of which remains in the Royal Collection  today. As Prince of Wales, and from 1820 as King, he brought together Dutch and Flemish painters and magnificent portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Joshua Reynolds, as well as French porcelain, intricate goldsmiths'works, drawings,  textiles and life through the art that enriched his world.


Refreshments nearby or at V&A (or similar) for a short visit.

 

LEAVE ARTINGTON                      8:50 a.m.
LEAVE LIBRARY                            9:00 a.m.

And on to G LIVE, B FARM  AND SPECTRUM by approx.09.20 a.m.


LEAVE LONDON                            3.30 p.m.

 

Cost of coach, tip and entrance to Queens Gallery          £28.50

 

 

FRIDAY 20th MARCH 2020

TATE BRITAIN

BAROQUE lN BRITAIN will explore how art and architecture were used by the Crown, the church and the aristocracy to project images of power and status in an age when power of the monarchy was being questioned. The exhibition will include works by the leading painters of the day -  Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller and James Thornhill with grand-scale  portraits;  mural paintings and wood carvings by Grinling  Gibbons. A room will be dedicated to the designsof Christopher Wren, Nicholas  Hawksmoor and John Vanbrugh for St Pauls, Hampton Court and Blenheim Palace,

 

LEAVE ARTINGTON                      8:55 a.m.
LEAVE LIBRARY                            9:00 a.m.

And on to G LIVE, B FARM  AND SPECTRUM by approx.09.20 a.m.


LEAVE TATE                                  3.30 p.m.

 

Cost of coach, tip and entrance         £31.00

Art Fund Member                               £23.50

 

Download the December 2019 to March 2020 visits details and booking form

from here gallery/visitswinter20192020.pdf

 

 

Trips April to June 2020

 

THURSDAY 23rd APRIL  2O2O 

BEAULIEU

At Beaulieu there are over 800 years of heritage to be seen - a magnificent  Stately home, a world famous motor museum, a 13th century abbey and exhibition surrounded by picturesque grounds and garden. A new exhibition at Palace House, "The Art of Belinda",  Lady Montague, that celebrates  the paintings, drawings and needlework of Lord Montague's daughter.


Refreshments  available  at Beaulieu

 

LEAVE ARTINGTON                      8:45 a.m.
LEAVE LIBRARY                            8:55 a.m.

And on to G LIVE, B FARM  AND SPECTRUM by approx. 09.15 a.m.

 

LEAVE BEAULIEU                   app 4.00 p.m.

 

Cost of coach, tip & entrance £29.00

 

 

FRIDAY 15th MAY 2O2O 

LEONARDSLEE  GARDENS & HORSHAM MUSEUM

 

A morning visit to Leonardslee Lakes & Garden, the finest woodland garden in England with magnificent azaleas  and rhododendrons in all colours, shapes and sizes. Also visit the Dolls' House and see the Wallabies at play.


Refreshments are available before we go the Horsham  Museum which is set in a timber-framed medieval house with over 20 galleries and two walled gardens.

 

LEAVE ARTINGTON                      9:00 a.m.
LEAVE LIBRARY                            9:10 a.m.

And on to G LIVE, B FARM AND SPECTRUM by approx. 09.30 a.m.

 

LEAVE  LEONARDSLEE               2.00 p.m. for Museum
LEAVE HORSHAM                        4.30 p.m.


Cost of coach, tip, Garden and Museum  £25.00

 

 

TUESDAY 16th JUNE  2O2O 

READING MUSEUM  AND MAPLEDURHAM

 

Reading Museum is in the redeveloped Town Hall with many galleries, Art Gallery, Silchester Gallery on Roman life and a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry. lt is displayed in its 70 metres entirety in a purpose built gallery. The replica was made in1885 by skilled Victorian women.

 

Free time for lunch before the coach takes us to Caversham Bridge for a 40 minutes boat trip down the Thames to Mapledurham House. There will be a guided tour of the late 16th century Elizabethan  house which has original  plaster ceilings, great oak staircase, a private chapel and a fine collection of paintings, and then enjoy a cream tea.

 

LEAVE ARTINGTON                       9.00 a.m.

LEAVE Library                                 9:10 a.m.

And on to G-Live, B. Farm and Spectrum by approx.  9.30 a.m.


LEAVE MAPLEDURHAM  approx. 4.45 p.m.


Cost of coach, tip, Gallery, Boat Trip, Mapledurham and cream tea £46.00

 

Download the April to June 2020 visits details and booking form

from here gallery/visitsspringsummer2020.pdf

 

 

 

Past visits include:

Stoneleigh

Lullingstone Castle