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Thursday 18th June 2015

Margam Study Day

As promised, Friends are being offered another chance to visit Margam for a Study Day, arranged in collaboration with the Art and Archaeology Departments at National Museum Wales. We shall be exploring the site of the house and surrounding estate featured in the Margam landscape paintings in Gallery 10, NMW, Cardiff,  which show the topography of the estate as it was around 1700, as well as discovering more about the Mansel family. We shall be led by Oliver Fairclough and Dr Mark Redknap.  The envisaged programme is as follows (times are approximate):

10.30am     Arrive under your own steam at Margam Country Park (signposted at Junction 38 off the M4, then follow the signs) and meet at the Entrance Kiosk off the car park (no parking fee, hooray) to walk to the Orangery for coffee and Welsh cakes.
Parking is free; if you wish to car share, please contact Ann Saer.
11.00     Visit the Margam tombs in the church, and the site of the former abbey and house
12.45pm    A light lunch at the Orangery
1.45    Explore the Victorian Gothic castle, presently under restoration
2.30       Visit to the new Citrus house, or perhaps a tour of the parkland, led by one of the     Friends of Margam Country Park
3.30 - 4.00 Time for a cup of tea and departure

Unfortunately, numbers have to be restricted to 30 people, with a minimum of 20 in order to make the project viable. Some walking is involved, so please bring appropriate footwear (and an umbrella!).The cost of the Study Day will be £20, which includes coffee and Welsh cakes, a light lunch, a donation to the Park and expenses for the leaders.

If you would like to come, please fill in the slip below and return it with your cheque (with a stamped addressed envelope if you do not have an email address) to Ann Saer, 15 Highfields, Llandaf, Cardiff CF5 2QA by Friday, 12 June 2015 (tel: 029 2056 2756; email: annsaer@talktalk.net)

Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope only if you have not provided an email address or you
wish to receive a priority voucher should the visit be oversubscribed.

To: Friends of Museum Wales: Margam Study Day, Thursday 18 June 2015

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