Friday, 19th January
Join a guided tour of The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret at St Thomas’s Church. This is the oldest operating theatre in Britain, dating from the early 19th century and restored about 10 years ago. It is to be found in the roof space of St. Thomas’s Church, which also served as a herb garret The reason for this odd location will be explained in the course of our group visit which will comprise a talk on the heroic days of surgery and a tour of the theatre, garret and museum. Booking essential.
Friday, 23 February
Angels Costumes is the multi Oscar and BAFTA winning, largest costume house in the world. We have arranged a tour at a special price in which we will be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse. See clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more. We will also learn about the heritage of the business, see how costumes are made and journey through some of the 8.5 miles of hanging costumes.Booking essential.
Full info on our Away Days page
For guidance on using the website see the HELP label in the black menu bar under the long photo of Alexandra Palace at the top of the page.
Usually on the second Monday of the month. They start with an informal gathering over tea and coffee, served from 10.00 am. The main meeting is a talk by a distinguished expert in their area.
Non members are welcome to come to these meetings, to find out more about us.
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Term Dates & Publication Dates/DeadlinesFor details click here:
- Winter Programme 2018
- Members Festive Lunch
- Away Days in January and February
- Spring Tour 2018 Plans
- Far Away Day to Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
- New Shared Learning Project – Smithfield and its residents in the year of the Great Plague 1665
- New Shared Learning Project – 17th Century History
- Away Day trip to Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
- The Northern Line – September 2017
- Open Day – 4 September 2017
- Oberammergau 2020
- AGM minutes