Manchester School of Art

February 2015

With Architecture for Fun, we plan to visit Manchester School of Art and have very kindly been offered a tour by an architect. As you will know the school was shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize 2014! ( I wont gloat). It will probably be very early in Feb 2015, date to be confirmed.

I will arranging a 49 seater coach from Maghull  Square to make it easier for those who do not wish to drive or train into Manchester, return drop off outside venue which is a short walk from Oxford St.station

Advance booking is essential as demand will be high. The cost, depending on numbers, expected to be  £10.00 payable on booking.






Wightwick Manor

Visit to Wightwick Manor,  Wolverhampton

Saturday November 8th

The house has some of the most imressive Pre Rapealite works outside of the London galleries.. and is also of architectural interest.

Free entry to Nat Trust members otherwise £8.00 concession for our group. Free tour included.

Coach from Mag Sq. 8am PROMPT, £16. return.

Buffet in private room avaliable – cost £5. cakes, butties, tea/coffee

Members must pay on booking and leave details at desk. 




October 15th trip to Chambre Hardmans home

In view of the recent successful show  in the Kirkby gallery.

 We are visiting Chambre Hardmans house, Rodney St Liverpool.

 We have three  tours at twenty min.intervals, 

seven in each group = 21 members only. SO BOOK EARLY

 Free for National Trust members ,

£6.90 ( inc of gift aid)

 £6.27 ( without gift aid)

 meet @ venue for 10 45am 1st tour at 11.00am ,

Whistler at the Bluecoat


September 5th 2014

As part of the Biennial celebrations we have a guided tour of

James McNeil Whistler at the Bluceoat Liverpool.

The exhibition includes a recreation of the stunning  Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, commissioned by the Liverpool-based ship owner F.R. Leyland.

Meet at venue 1.15 PM.  for free guided tour.

Limited places so book early.

NB. please make sure you book at the  desk and your name is down on list.*

*(If any unforseen changes occurr and you do not hear of them on Tuesday at the meeting you will not be contacted and might miss the event)

Architecture for Fun

Thursday 29th May Visit to Ince Blundell Hall to see the Hall, Chapel and Pantheon, a rare opportunity to see inside these buildings.

Thursday 5th June  Visit to Ince Blundell Hall – our second visit to this historic house and a rare chance to see inside it.

Thursday 19th June 13:45 Hale Village: This is a chance to see inside St Mary’s Church and the grave of the “Childe of Hale”. Also, a short walk about the village looking at the outside of the lovely cottages, Hall and the sculpture of the “Childe”. For the energetic, there is a walk to the lighthouse on the Mersey.

Thursday 17th July Perch Rock New Brighton A visit to the Fort at New Brighton to look at the building, its museum and wartime relics. Also included is the “Titanic radio room display”.

Thursday 21st August Meols Hall Churchtown and the Botanic Gardens. A visit to this historic house in North Southport, with tea and buns and a look at the Botanic Gardens.

NB All the above visits must be booked in advance at Tuesday coffee mornings.


Harris Gallery Preston, Bruce Nauman

Due to staff illness this trip has been rearranged for

Thursday 22nd may 2014

Bruce Nauman is a  New York Master of all that is art.

We have a full day trip with a talk/tour. FREE

We meet at Maghull Station 9.30 am

Change at Ormskirk then on to Preston – ask for cheap rate tickets if possible

There is a small  cafe.

Meet at venue 11 am or |Maghull station 9.30am

 or just turn up at 1pm for talk and tour.      PLEASE NOTE

By request of the tour guide. we have brought forward the tour to 12.30pm. so meeting time at station has not altered but if you require lunch it will be after tour and not before as previously stated.

Thank you