Illustrated Talk: The Matthew

2.30pm    17th Feb 2018    M Shed Studio 

A trustee of The Matthew, John Wilson, will talk about its history and construction.

Cost:  £7.50 per person including refreshments

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Weston-super-Mare Museum and Pier

22nd Feb 2018   

This museum re-opened after extensive renovation and refurbishment but has not lost its seaside character.  At the famous pier we have a talk on its history followed by a cream tea.

Departure and drop off:  Bristol Hotel 10.00 am, Clifton Triangle West 10.15 am, Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea 10.45 am.

Cost to include coach fare, driver’s gratuity and cream tea: £28.00.

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

PLACES AVAILABLE (Jan 11th)

The Judge’s Lodging, Presteigne

07th Mar 2018   

A visit to this award-winning museum, exploring the life of Victorian judges, their servants and ‘felonious guests’.

Departure and drop off:  Bristol Hotel 8.45 am, Clifton Triangle West 9.00 am, Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea 9.30 am.

COST to include coach fare, driver’s gratuity, entrance and tea & biscuits: £31.00

 Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Museum Winter Lecture: Native American Photographers

7.30pm    08th Mar 2018    School of Economics, Finance and Management, Woodland Road 

Early colonial photographers gave a fixed picture of native Americans. Joanne Prince will show how indigenous photographers create modern narratives from within tribal communities.

Free but places must be booked in advance on line:

www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

or phone: 0117 922 3571

Chippenham Museum

15th Mar 2018   

After a short walk around historic Chippenham including the parish church and Yelde Hall, we have access to behind the scenes, a special exhibition and the museum in general, with Chippenham Friends.

Departure and drop off:  Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea:  9.00am, Bristol Hotel: 9.30am, Clifton Triangle, Bath Store:  9.45am.

Cost to include coach, driver’s gratuity and tea/coffee and cake, £23.00.

Contact:

Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Behind the Scenes: Visit to the Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha

2.00pm    19th Mar 2018    Sikh Gurdwara Church Road, St George. 

This Sikh temple is converted from a former school on Church Road in St George.  We shall be given an introduction and tour.

Cost: £5.00 per person.

Please book online on this website via Contact Us.

Illustrated Talk: The Arundells of Wardour – six centuries of a Wiltshire family.

2.30pm    24th Mar 2018    M Shed Studio 

Barry Williamson, a former history teacher, who grew up in a village on the edge of the Wardour estate, will tell us about the turbulent history of this family.

Cost:  £7.50 per person including refreshments

 Contact:

Pat Walker

0117 962 9582

pat.walker@blueyonder.co.uk

Exhibition Preview: Grayson Perry – the Vanity of Small Differences

6.00 to 8.00 pm    29th Mar 2018    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

An opportunity to see this exhibition of Grayson Perry’s six tapestries exploring his fascination with taste and class.

Free to members

Contact:

Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Five Days in West Sussex

07th May 2018 - 11th May 2018   

This visit includes Fishbourne Roman palace, Weald & Downland Open Air museum, Chichester, Arundel and Lewes.

Departure:  Nailsea: Clevedon Rd Car Park: 8.00am   Bristol Hotel, Prince St: 8.30am.

Cost: to include coach/hotel/d/b/b, entrance charges, guides, driver’s gratuity: £525.00    There is a single supplement of £60.00.

Please book online on this website via Contact

Proposed Trip to Belfast – Advance Notice  

13th Sep 2018 - 19th Sep 2018   

These dates are at present only provisional.

Please register your interest by contacting:

Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

gary.gostelow@googlemail.com