Outings

Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill

AFTERNOON OUTING to LAVENHAM;

WEDNESDAY 13th JUNE 2018

Cost £19.50, plus £1 per car for parking at Marks Tey Hotel

We depart from Marks Tey Hotel at 1pm.
An afternoon outing has been arranged to the mediaeval town of Lavenham, full of amazing buildings, including the Guildhall and the magnificent parish church. The afternoon will include a guided walk to discover more about the town and the people who lived and worked there.
A cream tea served in the NT tearoom of the Guildhall is included in the cost. There will be time to look around the town before leaving at 5:00pm to arrive home by 6:00pm.

Closing date : 20th May 2018

DAY OUTING to ELTHAM PALACE, SOUTH LONDON; WEDNESDAY 4th JULY 2018

Cost for non English Heritage/Art Fund members £29.50; for English Heritage/Art Fund members £18.50, plus £1 per car for parking at Marks Tey Hotel

We depart from Marks Tey Hotel at 9.30am.

Eltham Palace is an astonishing Art Deco mansion combined with a mediaeval royal palace and beautiful gardens. Millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld created a masterpiece design when they built their mansion adjourning the Great Hall of the mediaeval Eltham Palace in 1936. A recent £1.7million restoration programme has opened even more doors in this fabulous mansion. An introductory film uncovers the history of the palace and how it was created and lived in by the Courtaulds with lavish furnishings and fixtures throughout.

Wander through the beautiful gardens, which have been re-presented in the style commissioned by Stephen and Virginia, with a Rock Garden Cascade and a replanted Rose Garden.  We leave at 4:30pm in the hope of being back by 6:30pm, subject to the Dartford Crossing.

Closing date : 5th June 2018

DAY OUTING TO THE  MID NORFOLK RAILWAY AND GRESSENHALL MUSEUM,

THURSDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2018
Cost £47.50, plus £1 per car for parking at Marks Tey Hotel
We depart from Marks Tey Hotel at 8.30am.

We board the train at Wymondham for the 11 mile scenic ride to Dereham Station.  On arrival at Dereham Station a light two course lunch will be served followed by tea or coffee.  After lunch we depart for the short drive to Gressenhall Farm and Museum.

Gressenhall is one of 22 Workhouses in Norfolk and one of the best preserved in the country.  It houses one of the largest collections of workhouse objects, images and archives in the UK.  Discover the first hand stories of the people who once walked the whitewashed corridors, come face to face with projections of staff and inmates to hear what life was really like.  Explore the 50 acre site traditional farm with working horses and rare breed animals.  Visit the Chapel and the Mardler’s Rest Cafe where a selection of cakes await you.

We will depart at 4:30pm and expect to be at Marks Tey around 7pm.  Cost includes coach, rail travel, lunch, entrance to Gressenhall and gratuities.

Closing date : 13th August 2018