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16 October 2018Victoria & Albert Museum: includes a Private tour of selected Galleries

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Victoria & Albert Museum: includes a Private tour of selected Galleries
Tuesday 16 October 2018

Come and join us for our last outing of 2018 to the V&A, the world’s leading Museum of Art and Design.  The Outing will be on 16th October.  A coach will pick up Members from either Hertford or Welwyn Garden City (see below for details).  On arrival at the V&A we will stop for coffee (not included in the price) before our guided tour entitled Discover the V&A. The tour is ideal for both first time visitors and those who have a general interest in art and design and are keen to learn more.  It covers the origins of the Museum and the many fascinating treasures held in the museum’s extensive collection.

For lunch (which is not included as part of the ticket price) there is a wide selection of food and drink available in the Main Café, the Garden Café and, weather permitting, the Courtyard Café

After the success of our Cambridge trip, where members were able to choose how they spent the afternoon, we have again left the afternoon free to allow people to explore further this magnificent museum.

The V&A’s website- www.vam.ac.uk - shows the vast range of galleries and topics that are on offer. Entry to all the main galleries is free. Special exhibitions are charged for, and usually sell out quite quickly: they will need to be booked online beforehand with a timed ticket to ensure that you are not disappointed.

Major exhibitions on the 16 October are:-

  Freda Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

  Fashioned from Nature

  The Future Starts Here

However if after a morning of culture you would prefer a change, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are both nearby as alternatives. 

Pick up HERTFORD 8.45

Hertford Fire Station. Parking available in pay car park.

Pick up HATFIELD 9.05

Park outside NEXT as Tesco has a 2 hour parking limit.  The coach will be at the Tesco car park bus stop.

Leave V&A 16.00

A booking form can either be downloaded from this site: click here for a form; or obtained from Elizabeth Dodwell.  To reserve a place on the outing please give/send a booking form & cheque for £27 top Elizabeth Dodwell.

Once a reservation has been confirmed with payment and completed booking form, a refund will not be possible in the event of cancellation unless the place can be filled from the waiting list.