Glories of Gloucestershire Day Trip
Courtesy of the Holburne Museum’s Friends Committee, we are offering a visit to the superb Gloucester Cathedral and Wallsworth Hall.
What better way to brighten an autumnal day than boarding the Friends’ private coach to see two of the glories of Gloucestershire? Gloucester Cathedral is one of Britain’s finest buildings, representing over 1,300 years of faith and heritage. Our private tour covers the nave, unchanged in over 900 years, the Quire – a masterpiece of stone, glass and wood, the Cloister – famed for its beautiful fan-vaulting, and the East Window, installed in the 1350’s, is among the largest windows of its kind. We will also see the ornate tomb of King Edward II.
We also visit Wallsworth Hall, home to Nature In Art – a fabulous art collection inspired by the natural world. Set in a beautiful Georgian mansion dating from 1753, the Hall is featured in Simon Jenkins’ book “England’s 1000 Best Houses”. The regularly changing art on display has work by over 600 artists and makers spanning 1,500 years, across a wide range of media.
Ticket cost includes private return coach travel, refreshments and guided tour of Gloucester Cathedral, lunch with drinks and a talk by the Director of the Nature in Art Museum. There will be time for self-guided exploration of both places. Departing the Holburne at 9am, returning about 6pm.