Architecture for Fun visits

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

Wednesday 15th April 13.45
St Helens World of Glass (NB different day) for guided tour of new exhibition and old buildings of the former glassworks with glass blowing demo.


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

Rennie Macintosh Hill House Glasgow

A trip to Hill House, Glasgow  to view the work of Rennie Macintosh on April 12/13th

Travelling  to Glasgow in time for afternoon tea at The Willow Tea Rooms in the city centre  cost approx £13

Evening is free to dine in one of the many eateries in the city center

Monday we will visit Kelvin Grove gallery 10am

before heading to house for 1.30pm

Staying one night at a Premier Inn, Bed and Breakfast  basis

visiting the house the following day before travelling home for 8pm.

The house is  National Trust  entry  free to members. .

None members £7.50 cons with group

Cost of coach and hotel £89.00  £30 single  supplement

Full payment at desk upon booking.


Please contact Maureen at desk



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 Wed  4th Feb 2015, 

we have a 49 seater coach from Maghull  Square at 9.30 am  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

 This tour will be at 2pm.

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

 Arch 4 Fun has also organised a visit to the Lowry Gallery 

tour at 11am.

 There will be time for a light snack before the afternoon tour






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)