Our wonderful visits, three a year, are carefully chosen to give members and their guests an opportunity to see very special places and learn more about the history of the houses, gardens and museums than are generally available.
19th APRIL 2018
KINGSTON LACEY and THE RUSSELL COTES MUSEUM
Kingston Lacey, shown below, a lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.
An art lover’s dream,the rooms teeming with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel. In the Egyptian Room you can discover the largest private collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK
In 1901 Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea in Bournemouth.The Russell Cotes Museum, shown below, was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy. They filled this exotic seaside villa with beautiful objects from their travels across the world, and lined the walls with a remarkable collection of British art, creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting.
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21st JUNE 2018
STONOR PARK AND CLIVEDEN HOUSE & GARDENS
Further details will be published soon
9TH OCTOBER 2018
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL AND STONELEIGH ABBEY