Ealing

London revisited

London Revisited Group

This group is dedicated to providing our members with the opportunity to visit, within Greater London, buildings that are normally inaccessible to the general public but which can be arranged for pre booked groups such as ours with the benefit of in-house guides.

The places of interest can include museums, churches, historic guilds, exhibitions, trade and professional organisations, palaces and other historic buildings as well as occasional guided walks.

Our usual day for such outings is the last Wednesday of the month although we try to arrange an occasional outing on the Tuesday. Certain venues are, however, only available on other midweek days. We arrange approximately 10 events within the year.

Where possible we look to arrange places for 20/25 members (some venues will allow more) and also try to include tea/coffee within the cost of the outings.

This is not a closed group and is open to all members providing they register their interest with the group leader. The schedule/dates/costs of the outings are displayed in 'Dates for Your Diary' below and also on the EVENTS page of Ealing U3A website. The group convener will also announce the outing at a regular Thursday morning meeting and will take names/monies the following Thursday, during the interval, on a first come basis - members CANNOT pre book by way of email but by personal attendance only.

Convener/Group Leader - Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005, or email through the blue bird, above

LONDON REVISITED OUTINGS

See 'Dates for Your Diary' below or the EVENTS page for details of forthcoming visits.

INFORMATION REGARDING OUTINGS FROM APRIL TO END JUNE/EARLY JULY
In April 2 guided tours (Wednesday 24th & Tuesday 30th) to Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman Amphitheatre

In May the 2 guided trips to Westminster School on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th

In June Wednesday 26th a guided tour to The Worshipful Guild of Stationers & Hall which includes a a guided visit to Wren’s St. Martin’s–within-Ludgate church-not to be missed.

DETAILS FOR THESE OUTINGS WILL BE PROVIDED LATER AND ANY OTHER OUTINGS THAT MAY BECOME AVAILABLE.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Feb 27th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM, 40 BRUNSWICK SQUARE WC1
A guided tour to be led by Anthony Davis, who previously guided us through the Society of Antiquarians last year, and will recall the history of the Foundling Hospital which was established by Royal Charter given by George 11 in 1739. The hospital was the inspiration of the philanthropist Thomas Coram with its aim to care for babies abandoned and at risk. Both William Hogarth & George Frideric Handel donated works and thereby helping to establish the UK’s first public art gallery.
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last for just over 1 hour - attendees can continue to roam the museum/building after the end of the guided tour.
There are no cafe facilities in the museum but plenty nearby.

When: Wednesday 27th February

Cost: £11

Numbers: Limited to 25 people.

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting at 9.50am by District line and change to the Piccadilly line at either Ealing Common or Acton Town (to be decided on the day) and and arrive at Russell Square station with a 5/10 minute walk to the Museum.

I will announce this outing on 14th February and take names/monies on 21st February

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Tue Mar 5th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM, 40 BRUNSWICK SQUARE WC1
As result of anticipated demand a further guided tour has been arranged to visit this building.

The tour will be led by Anthony Davis, who previously guided us through the Society of Antiquarians last year, and will recall the history of the Foundling Hospital which was established by Royal Charter given by George 11 in 1739. The hospital was the inspiration of the philanthropist Thomas Coram with its aim to care for babies abandoned and at risk. Both William Hogarth & George Frideric Handel donated works and thereby helping to establish the UK’s first public art gallery.
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last for just over 1 hour - attendees can continue to roam the museum/building after the end of the guided tour.
There are no cafe facilities in the museum but plenty nearby.

When: Tuesday 5th March

Cost: £11

Numbers: Limited to 25 people.

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting at 9.50am by District line and change to the Piccadilly line at either Ealing Common or Acton Town (to be decided on the day) and and arrive at Russell Square station with a 5/10 minute walk to the Museum.

I will announce this outing on 14th February and take names/monies on 21st and 28th February

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Wed Mar 13th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE MUSEUM OF RICHMOND, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TP
The Curator/Executive Officer of this relatively small but very interesting local museum has agreed to provide a series of guided tours of her museum on the days shown below, though the maximum numbers will be 10 per tour.
The guided tours will last about 1 hour and afterwards we can visit the ground floor art gallery containing a number of quality local exhibits.

When: Wednesday 13 March (10.30am), Tuesday 9 April (2.30pm) and Wednesday 12 June (10.30am)

Cost: £3

Numbers: Each tour is limited to 10 people.

Details of travel (65 bus most likely), times and taking names/monies will be announced in due course. If these outings prove popular I am sure further visits can be arranged.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Tue Mar 26th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: MUSEUM OF LONDON - DOCKLANDS - Two consecutive Guided Tours
There will be 2 guided tours (Welcome to Docklands) which will include a pre-tour talk followed by visits to the 3 floors with permanent exhibitions covering the history of London from prehistoric times along with the working of the London Docks from 1800 and the Sugar & Slave trade from 1600. There is also a section relating to the War years and development of the East End.
Each tour will start at 11.00am and last approx 1.5 hours.
The museum has a Ground floor coffee/tea room and there are lifts to all floors. There is also likely to be an unspecified exhibition on the Ground floor (Free) though not part to the guided tour.

When: Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March

Cost: £12

Numbers: 20 per outing

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting room at 9.30am by Central Line to Bank and then travel by DLR line to Canary Wharf with a 5/10 minute walk to the museum.

I will announce these outings on 7th March and take names/monies on 14th & 21st March

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

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