Day Trip to Eton
Monday 16 June
A very special day, courtesy of the head master Tony Little’s wife Jenny, as the College is not currently open to public visits. We will be able to have an overview of the fascinating history of the College, its buildings, including the magnificent Chapel with its famous wall-paintings (c.1480) and some recently discovered murals of school scenes, which might be the oldest secular wall-paints in the UK. A high point of the day will be a visit to the College Library with its collection of books and manuscripts of international importance.
We plan to leave by coach from the Holburne Museum at 8.30am. On arrival, Jenny Little will give us an introductory talk over coffee. The morning’s tour will be followed by a light lunch (in a marquee in the Headmaster’s garden), the afternoon visits and departure at 5pm.
The all-inclusive cost is £48 per person, cheques payable to ‘Friends of the Holburne Museum’ to Olivia Eliot c/o The Holburne Museum.