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03 October 2019Guided Tour of Art at the National Maritime Museum/Queens House and the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College
07 December 2019Westminster Abbey Musical/Historical Tour with the Purcell Club

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Guided Tour of Art at the National Maritime Museum/Queens House and the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College
Thursday 03 October 2019

 

Both the National Maritime Museum (NMM) and the Queens House (QH) are home to a wealth of wonderful art.  We are privileged to have 2 specialist guides (Dr Roger Knight was Deputy Director of the NMM and now writes books on British history. Dr Pieter van der Merwe is Curator Emeritus at the NMM and also Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal Borough of Greenwich).  They will introduce us to some of the outstanding treasures at both locations.  

The Painted Hall has been described as the UK’s Sistine Chapel, an epic 18th-century masterpiece.  It reopened this year following an £8.5-million restoration.  Our guided tour will include not only the Hall but other gems of the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) including the exquisite 18th-century Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, the Victorian Skittle Alley and the famous Water Gates.

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