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14 May 2019Visit to Knole
07 December 2018Visit to The Wallace Collection
26 September 2018Votes for Women Exhibition & The Churchill War Rooms
17 September 2018A Lecture in and about St George's Chapel, Windsor
17 August 2018An Opera Event for the Golden Anniversary of NADFAS (The Arts Scoiety)
11 July 2018The Arts Society Ascot Summer Lunch
27 June 2018The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
26 April 2018The Lansdowne Club
22 February 2018Wimbledon: Tour of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
29 November 2017Windsor Castle 25 years after the fire
27 April 2017Hampton Court and the Cumberland Gallery
22 November 2016Mary Rose and the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
06 May 2016Watts Gallery, Chapel, and Limnerslease
04 March 2016Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
01 January 2016London: The National Portrait Gallery and Le Corsair ballet at the Coliseum
01 November 2015Blenheim Palace
01 July 2015Brighton Pavilion
01 May 2015Stratfield Saye

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Visit to Knole
Tuesday 14 May 2019

Following our lecture in February on "The Wallace and Frick Collections and their connection with Knole", we planned a visit to Knole. 

We enjoyed a beautiful day - wall to wall sunshine if a little chilly, good journeys, and lots of interest.  The sixteen showrooms containing a world-class collection of portraits, royal furniture and opulent silver were fascinating.  Nine of these rooms were open for the first time in two years, following extensive conservation work.   Most of our party ventured out into Lord Sackville’s private garden, and some climbed the towers for magnificent views.

After lunch we enjoyed an outdoor 'Past to Present' Tour, which explored Knole’s 600 year history, taking in the historic courtyards, where we heard about Knole’s occupants and their influence on the house as it has evolved over the centuries. The tour concluded with a visit to the Conservation Studio, where a conservation expert explained the work carried out on the Trust’s collection. 


Image ©National Trust Images/James Dobson

Tickets: National Trust Members £30     Non-members £43      (All sold)