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14 May 2019VISIT to PORTSMOUTH £78pp approximately - 22 places available
10 April 2019VISIT to WORCESTER: £47pp approximately - 22 places available
19 June 2018BANQUETING HOUSE and ENGLISH ART CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION
08 May 2018WINDSOR CASTLE
26 September 2017THE GOLDSMITHS GUILD HALL AND THE BRITISH LIBRARY, LONDON
31 May 2017KEW GARDENS, LONDON
18 January 2017THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD
23 July 2015HAMPTON COURT CASTLE & GARDENS, near LEOMINSTER
19 May 2015BLETCHLEY PARK
17 March 2015EXETER CATHEDRAL
19 November 2014ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD including a private guided tour of the Museum's highlights
24 July 2014ST FAGANS MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE AND LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL
24 June 2014COTSWOLD FARM
20 May 2014BLENHEIM PALACE, OXFORD
20 March 2014WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
07 November 2013THE NATIONAL MUSEUM - CARDIFF THE VISIT WILL INCLUDE A PRIVATE TOUR OF THE DAVIES COLLECTION
18 July 2013GORDON RUSSELL MUSEUM OF FURNITURE, and COURT BARN
25 June 2013HANBURY HALL and GARDENS

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VISIT to PORTSMOUTH £78pp approximately - 22 places available
Tuesday 14 May 2019

The Mary Rose: During the Battle of the Solent on 19th July 1545 the English flag ship the Mary Rose sank with hundreds of men aboard leaving only 34 survivors. Come and find out what did happen that day and, despite many attempts to salvage her during the 16th, 17th and 18th century, why it took until the 20th century to finally succeed. We start our visit with a lively tour of the exhibits with one of the museum's volunteer staff. Followed by a talk on ‘Lost and Found’ the archaeology of the Mary Rose

The Spinnaker Tower: A 170-metre landmark observation tower in Portsmouth. It is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour.

Enjoy a light lunch in the Waterfront Café while taking in the breathtaking views of Portsmouth Harbour and the Royal Navel dockyards.

HMS Warrior: Warrior was first commissioned into the Royal Navy on 1st August 1861 whilst still being fitted out on the River Thames. The Honourable Arthur Cochrane, the third son of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, was her Captain.

Powered by both steam and sail she was the fastest, powerful and most heavily armed warship in the world, this in turn had lasting influences on navel architecture and design. In June 1862, Warrior was ready for active service in the Channel Squadron, patrolling coastal waters and making voyages to Lisbon and Gibraltar.

As this visit is still in the planning stage, I am only accepting ‘Expressions of Interest’ at this time. If you are interested in joining the visit, please either email me at visits@ascirencester.org.uk or write to me at Visits Secretary, 11 Summer Lake, South Cerney, Cirencester GL7 5LW.  If you include your email address, I will keep you informed as I firm up the trip.

 I encourage you to invite friends who might be interested in joining The Arts Society to come as your guests.