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09 March 2020Banqueting House & Design Museum, London
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Booking Form for Banqueting house and Design Museum
Banqueting House & Design Museum, London
Monday 09 March 2020

On this ‘Ancient and Modern’ trip we first visit The Banqueting House in Whitehall, which once formed part of the Whitehall Palace acquired by Henry VIII, which has a fabulous ceiling painted for Charles I by Reubens.  Our guides will tell us about the House’s fascinating and rich history. After lunch a short coach ride will bring us to the Design Museum, which since 2016 has been relocated to the site of the old Commonwealth Institute in Kensington.  Here are displayed innovative contemporary inventions from bicycles to tube maps.

There are many outlets near Whitehall to buy lunch, National Gallery, St James Park and St Martin in the Field are a short walk away from the Banqueting House. If you would like tea before our homeward journey there is a small café on the ground floor in the Design Museum


Depart Old Amersham (Tesco lay-by)                                                              08.45

Coffee and pastry (included)                                                                          10.15

Short film and guided talk (2 groups)                                                             11.00/12.30

Lunch at own expense                                                                                   12.30/13.45

Coach collects us from drop off point                                                               14.00

Arrival Design Museum                                                                                   14.20

Departure                                                                                                     16.15

Return to Old Amersham                                                                                17.30 approx

 BOOKING OPENS  5 December 2019

Visit Organiser: Helen Morgan 01494725931/07791448724

Assisted by Anne Webb (mobile on day 07963350231)