National Gallery

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Following our June talk about the National Gallery which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, we are pleased to offer a visit by coach to the Gallery in Trafalgar Square in London. This visit will include a one and a half hour tour of the highlights of the Gallery’s collection, to be given by Lydia Bauman, one of the Arts Society’s accredited lecturers.

During the visit, there is also the opportunity of visiting the National Portrait Gallery which is next door. The NPG was re-opened in June 2023 after an extensive restoration which added new galleries and a new entrance. The NPG offer 45 minute highlight tours which are free and run at 11.00am and 3.00pm on a first come basis. Both the NG and NPG have various restaurants and cafes for refreshments. There is also the Church of St Martin in-the-Fields on the opposite side of the Square with its Café in the Crypt which serves food and drink at sensible prices.

Price: £45.00 to include highlights tour

Only 40 places are available as the group will be divided into two groups of 20 for morning and afternoon tours.

There will be spaces on the coach for those wishing to spend the day in London independently; the cost for this will be £28.00.

Your place WILL ONLY be confirmed once payment has been received.

It is advisable that you complete and bring with you an “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) form on the day.  The ICE form can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. The form is a note of your essential medical details in the unfortunate event of an accident, or illness during the visit, when it would be passed to paramedics.  It is not read by any of our Society.