Sanderstead DFAS
Sanderstead Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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DateVisit
11 May 2017VISIT to Arundel Castle
18 April 2017VISIT to Dorney Court and Savill Gardens, Windsor
16 March 2017VISIT to Greenwich, London
12 January 2017Picasso Portraits - National Portrait Gallery
02 September 2016VISIT to The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas
22 July 2016VISIT to Waddesdon Manor
13 June 2016VISIT to The Vyne and Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire at National Trust properties.
17 May 2016VISIT to Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
28 April 2016VISIT to Chenies Manor House and Gardens, Buckinghamshire
15 March 2016VISIT to Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Heritage Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre
15 January 2016GUIDED TOUR of Westminster Abbey
05 October 2015OVERSEAS TOUR to Spain
09 July 2015VISIT to Osborne House, Isle of Wight
11 June 2015VISIT to Rochester and Restoration House
14 May 2015VISIT to Basildon Park, Berkshire
16 April 2015VISIT to Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey
18 March 2015VISIT to the Victoria and Albert Museum for a private tour and talk - "Interiors"
30 January 2015VISIT to The Royal Academy for a private lecture (am) and ticketed entrance to the exhibition (pm). Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and his Legacy.
15 September 2014VISIT to Firle Place and Lewes, East Sussex
11 July 2014VISIT to The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
11 June 2014VISIT to Nuffield Place and Mapledurham House
12 May 2014TOUR to Dublin
08 April 2014VISIT to Farley Farm House, East Sussex and Tunbridge Wells
18 March 2014A LONDON WALK with ANDREW DAVIES
16 January 2014VISIT to St Paul's Cathedral, London
30 September 2013TOUR to Tuscany and Umbria, Italy
17 July 2013VISIT to Belmont Faversham and Whitstable Kent
19 June 2013VISIT to Winchester Cathedral and Hinton Ampner
21 May 2013VISIT to Ickworth Suffolk and Lavenham Village
17 April 2013VISIT April in Paris!
15 March 2013VISIT to the Order of St John Clerkenwell and Lord Astor’s House Temple Place
01 January 2013VISIT to a London Gallery with lecture

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VISIT to Arundel Castle
Thursday 11 May 2017

Set high on a hill this magnificent castle commands stunning views across the River Arun and out to sea.  Arundel Castle in West Sussex dates back from the 11th century; it is both an ancient fortification and stately home of the Dukes of Norfolk and Earls of Arundel.

We will be given a tour inside the castle which has over 20 sumptuously furnished rooms including the Barons’ Hall with 16th century furniture, the Armoury with its fine collection of armour and weaponry and the magnificent Gothic library which has been entirely fitted out in carved Honduras mahogany.  There are works of art by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Canaletto and Mytens; tapestries, clocks and personal possessions of Mary Queen of Scots including the gold rosary that she carried to her execution.

In the garden there are battlements to explore, a Victorian garden that been restored in the last five years and a 14th century Fitzalan Chapel.

There will also be time to explore the lovely town of Arundel with its host of quaint shops and eateries.