Some 48 members visited The Manchester School of Art [nominated for the Stirling Prize 2014] on Wed.4th Feb. 2015. After an introduction and a short film depicting the architectural concepts of the new building, we were split into small groups, accompanied by student ambassadors, for a tour of the new building and its link to the old School of Art. The organic concept of the build is truly outstanding. Spaces allocated to creative design in disciplines from Architecture to Fashion Design, enables students to thrive both within and beyond their chosen disciplines.
A truly outstanding visit, with grateful thanks to our hosts.

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Architecture visits

Thursday Feb 19th 2015                                                                                                 Visit to Edge Hill University, Ormskirk 14:00                                                                     Short slide presentation followed by walkabout

Thursday March 19th 15:30 ( NB later start)
Visit and tour of the new Notre Dame Catholic College, Great Homer St Everton

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.