Sanderstead DFAS
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18 July 2017VISIT to Beaulieu Palace House, Hampshire
23 June 2017VISIT to Canterbury Cathedral, Kent
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
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 Beaulieu Palace House, Hampshire
Tuesday 18 July 2017

This famous home of the National Motor Museum, exhibiting a priceless collection of historical vehicles, is also one of the ten Treasure Houses of England. Beaulieu has a beautiful location surrounded by the moors of the New Forest.  There has been an Abbey at Beaulieu since 1204 and the 13th century Palace House was originally its gatehouse, expanded massively over two building programmes in the 16th and 19th centuries.   The Palace House has been in the Montagu family since 1538 and what you see today is in the Victorian gothic style.  Beaulieu village was once home to 3000 spies and secret agents who completed their training there in World War II.  The Secret Exhibition tells the story of this training school.  Beaulieu also features beautiful gardens including the fragrant Victorian Flower Garden, the informal Wilderness Garden, dating back to the 1770s, and the Victorian Kitchen Garden, laid out on the site of the original Palace House kitchen garden of the 1880s. 

We will have a one hour guided tour of the House and a further one hour guided tour of the Abbey with a break for lunch in between.  There will be some free time to visit the other attractions such as the gardens and Motor Museum.