Architecture visits

Wednesday Feb 4th
Joint visit with Art Appreciation Group to Manchester School of Art( finalist in RIBA Stirling Award) and Lowry Art Gallery. Coach from Maghull Square £10. Book at AFF desk.

Thursday Feb 19th( tbc)
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 £12

 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






Jan 2015 Warhole at Tate Liverpool. Jan 5th

We have a guided tour of  The Andy Warhole exhibition

 Tate Liverpool

 Albert Dock

 Jan 5th @ 1.30 pm

 Members free

pay for tour, and entry £10.00

 meet at venue 1.15pm

 please add name to list on Tuesday mornings as you will not be allocated a place.

 If you cannot attend, let me know as a waiting list will be in operation.



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