Other major activities over and above our monthly talks are coach visits and shared car outings, coffee mornings, garden parties, campaigning and fund raising for local projects and our Annual Christmas Supper. Coach visits are open to non-members.
The visits are well researched and convivial days out. Usually departing from the Steyning Centre car park at about 8.30am by coach and returning about 6pm. Time is allowed for coffee, lunch and tea stops. Reductions to the cost are made for National Trust members or English Heritage members where appropriate.
Wednesday 22 November Coach Outing to Southampton
Many of us pass Southampton when cruising west down the M27 but there are many interesting places to visit in the city and we go to two of them. Our first stop is the Tudor House and garden. This is a 15th century building and in its rooms is the story of the house and its inhabitants. Through the garden you can access the remaining part of King John’s Palace, a very early 12th century domestic building.
After lunch we visit the Sea City Museum, a short walk away. Here there are temporary and permanent exhibitions, the latter including ‘Southampton’s Titanic Story’ and ‘Gateway to the World’/
Cafes at both or in between.
Meet at Steyning Centre Car Park at 8.30am back at 6.45pm/
Cost , including gratuity and entrance is £26.00 per person
Tuesday 17 October
COACH OUTING TO QUEEN’S GALLERY, BUCKINGHAM PALACE including the exhibition ‘Canaletto and the Art of Venice.
We are familiar with Canaletto’s paintings in England (he lived here for 10 years) but his earlier works in 18th century Venice are not to be missed.
Our entrance to the exhibition is booked for 1.30/1.45pm. You may decide to have lunch beforehand- plenty of cafes in Victoria Street. There is, of course, the permanent collection at the Queen’s gallery to see; also nearby is Westminster Cathedral (the finest RC cathedral in Britain with Eric Gill’s stations of the cross and St James’ Park.
Cost £30 for coach, gratuity and entrance to Queen’s gallery and exhibition.
Meet at Steyning Centre Car Park (opposite church) at 8.30am back at 6.30pm
Friday 15th December Christmas Supper
The Steyning Society and Museum are again joining together for a Christmas Supper, which will be held at the Steyning Centre. The format, as before, will be drinks in the Saxon Room from 7.00pm followed at 7.45pm by a three course supper with wine in the main hall. The caterers will be Dianne White and her team. Please support the raffle by buying tickets on the night as we rely on the raffle to break even.
There will be a short talk by Sue Harrison, Head Teacher of Steyning Primary School.
The cost of the Supper, inclusive of wine and coffee will be £19.50
Tuesday 30 January 2018 Coach outing to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Entrance to the Museum is free and contains a interesting permanent collection of art and archaeology. There is a temporary exhibition of historic art of various religion (cost £9.00) which is optional.
Of course you don’t have to go to the Museum at all, but can enjoy the many aspects of Oxford or do both. the coffee stop will be at Cobham Services M25.
Cost of coach and gratuity is £20.00. Meet at Steyning Centre Car Park at 8.30am. Back at 6.45pm
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