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17 September 2019Knole Park and Tudeley Church
01 September 2019September 2019 Tour: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
15 August 2019Frogmore House and the Savill Garden
18 July 2019Charleston Farm and Ditchling
21 June 2019Private Guided Tour of Sissinghurst Gardens
14 May 2019Munnings Art Gallery, Dedham, and Lavenham
28 April 2019Spring 2019 Tour to Ypres and Flanders
25 March 2019Armourers Hall
15 January 2019Inside Christie’s Tours
17 October 2018Great Fire of London Walk with TAS Lecturer
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20 September 2018Christchurch Mansion Ipswich and Paycockes
03 September 2018Tour: the History and Heritage of the West Riding, September 3 - 7 2018
18 August 2018Art In Canary Wharf Walk with a TAS Lecturer
26 July 2018Highclere Castle
21 June 2018Arundel Castle and Gardens
24 May 2018The Higgins Museum and Art Gallery, Bedford
07 March 2018The Garrick Club with Frances Hughes
25 January 2018The Charterhouse Brother’s Tour
11 October 2017Visit: Globe Theatre and the Bankside and Rose Theatre Tour
26 September 2017Visit: Jerwood Gallery and Batemans
04 September 2017Tour: The Treasures of the Kingdom of Mercia
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Knole Park and Tudeley Church
Tuesday 17 September 2019

Originally built as an archbishops palace, and once home to Vita Sackville-West, Knole offers something for everyone.   Following an enormous conservation project, Knole’s 16 magnificent  showrooms have now re-opened.   For the first time in years visitors can once again view all of the newly-conserved historic rooms in their entirety, containing a world class collection of portraits, royal furniture and silver.  Highlights include the newly conserved Spangle Bedroom with its state bed and magnificent textiles embellished with hundreds of silver gilt sequins, rivalled only by the James II bed in the Venetian Bedroom.  Inside the showrooms, art lovers will find Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck to admire. Textiles enthusiasts can marvel at the seventeenth century tapestries and furniture that make the collection internationally significant.

 

As well as exploring the house, there is much to see on the estate with its grand courtyards, Orangery and deer park.  If it’s peace and tranquillity you’re after, Lord Sackville’s private garden will be open, with its formal gardens, orchards and winding paths of wild flowers.

 

In the afternoon we will go the short distance to All Saints’ Church Tudeley, with its 12 windows decorated by the great Russian artist Marc Chagall.  We will have time to look at the church and have afternoon tea there before leaving for home.

The coach will depart Beckenham at 9.15am and return about 6pm.

Tickets will be on sale from the July lecture.   Standard price £37.25, National Trust Members £24.50, includes coach, entry to Knole, donation to the Church and afternoon Tea and Cake at the Church.

 

Banner Illustration:  Canaletto The Porta Portello Padua, Open access image Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington