Visits Summer 2018

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


MONDAY 16TH JULY 2018                                       Monet and Architecture                                      NATIONAL  GALLERY
MONET  & ARCHITECTURE is the first ever exhibition  to explore Monet's relationship  with architecture. He painted architectural  structure  and urban scenes throughout his career. Over 75 paintings  are on display  including  picturesque  village  settings  & London vistas weathered in mist.
Highlights  include works from his time in Paris & Venice & his painting  of Rouen Cathedral. Pictures are from privates  & public collections  from around the world,  some never seen before.

LEAVE ARTINGTON                       8.30 am 

LEAVE LIBRARY                            8.40 am and onto C Hall, B Farm and Sutherland Park


Cost of coach, tip & entrance      £29.50              Note: Please return booking slip by MAY 12th

Art Fund member                          £23.00



FRIDAY  3"" AUGUST  2018                                                                            DORNEY  COURT  & THE JURORS

A guided tour of Dorney Court,  one of the finest Tudor Manor  Houses  in England. A Grade 1 listed house  built around 1440 with family portraits, English furniture  & needlework  collected by the Palmer family through  the generations. The adjacent thirteenth century church  of St James,  with Norman font and Tudor tower can be visited.  On arrival, coffee & biscuits in the nearby  Garden  Centre (100 yards walk to house).

After the house & garden, time for lunch at the Centre or bring a picnic. Depart approx..  2.00pm for Runnymede  to see The Jurors. This is an aftwork marking  800 years since the sealing  of the Magna Carta on this ancient meadow. The Jurors is formed by l2 bronze chairs,  each decorated  with images & symbols relating to past and ongoing  struggles  for freedom, rule of law & equal rights. The keys found on some seats represent  prison keys & include the key to Nelson Mandela's  cell on Robin lsland.

LEAVE ARTINGTON                      8.50 am 

LEAVE LIBRARY                           9.00 am and onto C Hall, B Farm and Spectrum

LEAVE RUNNYMEDE                    3.45pm (approx.)

Cost of coach, tip coffe & entrance      £28.00



MONDAY 1Oth SEPTEMBER  2018                                                                          MARY ROSE & D-DAY MUSEUM

The Mary Rose 151 1-1545 has intrigued the public for a long time: it's sinking,  the discovery,  the famous rising, the revelation  of the treasures & then the painstaking  conservation programme  that is now complete. The visitor will step into Tudor life with all the sights,  sounds  & smells  of the day. The Mary Rose was home & work place to around  700 men during operations. When disaster happened, the ship was rapidly buried in very fine silt, so preserving  a lot of their possessions  which are on show.
Coffee  & lunch available  at the Dockyard. At about 2.15pm,  the coach will take us to the D-Day Museum. There,  the story is told in three parts: Preparation,  D-Day & the Battle of Normandy,  Legacy & the Overlord Embroidery.

LEAVE ARTINGTON                         8.45 am 

LEAVE LIBRARY                               8.55 am and onto C Hall, B Farm and Spectrum

LEAVE D-DAY MUSEUM                   4.00pm (approx.)

Cost of coach, tip & entrance to both sites          £31.00


To download the visits details, click here FOGH Summer 2018

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