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20 September 2018Christchurch Mansion & Art Gallery, Ipswich and Paycocke's House
14 October 2018Visit to DUBLIN, Ireland's Georgian Jewel
12 November 2018Love and Marriage at the V & A
13 March 2019College of Optrometists
14 May 2019The Salters Hall

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Christchurch Mansion & Art Gallery, Ipswich and Paycocke's House
Thursday 20 September 2018

This tour has been organised by The Arts Society Beckenham who would welcome any Bromley members wanting to join this tour.

Christchurch Mansion is a red brick Tudor house set amid lovely parkland close to the centre of Ipswich.  The mansion houses a museum showcasing fine art and a wide-ranging eclectic and interesting collection of artefacts including Jacobean painted panelling, furniture & household furnishings, pottery, porcelain (especially local Lowestoft) Tudor kitchen, costumes and much more.The modern art gallery houses a fine collection of art from Suffolk artists including the largest collection outside London of works by Gainsborough and Constable.

On our return in the afternoon we will stop at Coggeshall where you might like to visit Paycocke's House (NT) and garden - a lovely Tudor merchant's house with elaborate panelling and an interesting history.

Price £38 per head includes coach, introductory talk at Christchurch Mansion, morning coffee and a light sandwich lunch

For tickets contact Lesley Godwin on 0208 402 3992 or