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19 February 2018ROYAL ACADEMY. CHARLES 1 - KING AND COLLECTOR. BOOKING NOVEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018 - see details below.
05 December 2017The American Museum in Britain and Bath Christmas Market - BOOKING OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017 - Details of this visit see below.
11 October 2017The Foundling Museum and Hogarth House - Booking September 2017
04 July 2017Rodmarton and Owlpen Manor Houses and their Gardens Tuesday 4 July 2017 - BOOKING MAY & JUNE (See synopsis of the visit below)
14 June 2017Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Mary Rose Museum Wednesday 14 June 2017 - BOOKING APRIL & MAY (please read synopsis of this visit below)
25 May 2017Drapers Hall and Tate Britain - David Hockney Exhibition Thursday 25 May 2017 - BOOKING MARCH & APRIL
06 April 2017British Art at Home - Charleston & Farley Farm House Thursday 6 April 2017 - BOOKING FEBRUARY & MARCH (please see a synopsis of the visit below)
09 March 2017Shakespeare's Globe and Tate Modern Thursday 9 March 2017 - BOOKING NOVEMBER AND JANUARY (please read synopsis of the visit below)
06 December 2016National Gallery - Beyond Caravaggio Tuesday 6 December 2016 - BOOKING OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER (please read synopsis of the visit below)
03 October 201630th Anniversary Visit to Winchester Cathedral with Sung Evensong and Supper - Monday 3 October 2016
08 July 2016The Wallace Collection
09 June 2016 Tour of Bath with Jane Tapley
05 May 2016 Hughenden Manor & Chenies Manor (Politicians and Royalty)
13 April 2016Eltham Palace and Ranger's House: write up of the GADFAS visit on 13 April 2016.
15 March 2016The World of Wedgwood
01 December 2015Goya, The Portraits at the National Gallery
09 November 2015House of Lords with Lord Bradshaw
25 September 2015 Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire
09 July 2015Lacock Abbey and Bowood House
02 June 2015Kenwood and Hampstead Village: Guided Walk with Andrew Davies
13 April 2015Museum of the Order of St John and St Bartholomew the Great
18 March 2015Guildhall Art Gallery and Bank of England Museum
27 February 2015Imperial War Museum: WW1 Galleries and Art Exhibition
04 December 2014V&A Museum - Constable Exhibition: The Making of a Master
07 October 2014London Olympic Park

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BOOKING NOVEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018 - see details below.

Monday 19 February 2018

Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I.  For the first time since the C17th King Charles I amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his age, acquiring works by some of the finest artists of the past - Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, Durer and commissioning leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens.

Following the King's execution in 1649, his collection was sold off and scattered across Europe.  While many works were retrieved by Charles II during the Restoration, others now form the core of museums such as the Louvre and the Prado.

Charles I:  King and Collector will reunite the greatest masterpieces of this magnificent collection for the first time.  Celebrating its breadth and grandeur, it will include over 100 works of art, ranging from classical sculptures to Baroque paintings, and from exquisite miniatures to monumental tapestries.  In showing these works together, the exhibition will demonstrate the radical impact they had at the time and shed light on how they fostered a vibrant visual culture that was hitherto unknown in England