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DateVisit
26 October 2018The Wallace Collection
05 September 2018Longford Castle, Salisbury
31 May 2018The Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth
25 April 2018Two-day visit - 25 and 26 April 2018 Godinton House and Gardens; Chapel Down Winery; Romney Marsh Churches
28 March 2018Ballet - Cinderella at the Mayflower, Southampton
07 March 2018Visit to Winchester - Theatre Visit and Cathedral Tour
19 October 2017Opera - Die Fledermaus at The Mayflower, Southampton
12 October 2017Syon House and Park
13 June 2017Romsey DFAS visit to Eltham Palace and Gardens
29 May 2017Tour to Rome
17 May 2017Walk the Great Fire of London sites
11 May 2017Port Out, Southampton Home: the Age of the Ocean Liner
25 April 2017Romsey DFAS visit: Backstage at the National Theatre followed by the Courtauld Gallery
20 April 2017Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera House
11 April 2017The Staffordshire Hoard at Bristol Museum
16 February 2017Watermill Theatre - Murder for Two
20 October 2016Visit to Tyntesfield House near Bristol
02 June 2016Watermill Theatre - Alan Bennett's "Untold Stories - Hymn and Cocktail Sticks" - Two Recollections
13 April 2016Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
22 March 2016Barber of Seville, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
03 December 2015The American Museum, Bath
15 October 2015Windsor Castle lecture and tour
12 March 2015Love's Labour's Lost, Stratford-upon-Avon
17 September 2014Waddesdon Manor: Art Treasures of the Rothschilds
13 May 2014Chelsea Physic Garden and The Royal Hospital Chelsea
22 April 2014The Royal Opera House - The Winter's Tale
11 September 2013The Watts Gallery: A National Gallery in the heart of a village!
03 May 2013Royal Opera House - Mayerling
26 February 2013The Splendours of Hampton Court Palace hosted by Linda Collins
21 June 2012Charleston: Rural retreat of the Bloomsbury Group & Farley Farm House: Home of Surrealists Roland Penrose and Lee Miller
09 February 2012The Taming of the Shrew, Stratford-upon-Avon
16 June 2011Kelmscott Manor, Gloucestershire and Buscot Park, Oxfordshire
01 June 2011Other previous visits include:

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The Wallace Collection
Friday 26 October 2018

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th-century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.

The Wallace Collection is a national museum which displays the wonderful works of art collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess. It was bequeathed to the British nation by Sir Richard's widow, Lady Wallace, in 1897. Displayed at Hertford House, one of the family's London properties in the nineteenth century, the Wallace presents its outstanding collections in a sumptuous but approachable manner which is an essential part of its charm.

In every category of art represented in the Wallace Collection there are works of the highest quality. It is probably best known for its paintings by artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Hals (The Laughing Cavalier) and Velázquez and for its superb collections of eighteenth-century French paintings, porcelain, furniture and gold boxes, probably the best to be found anywhere outside France.

Less well known is that the Wallace Collection features one of the finest groups of princely arms and armour in Europe and, alongside this, you can enjoy splendid medieval and Renaissance objects, including Limoges enamels, maiolica, glass and bronzes.


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