is a beautiful and historic Castle, begun in 1154 and is still the home
of the Berkeley family. Steeped in over 860 years of British history,
it is best known as the scene of the brutal murder of Edward II in 1327
and for being besieged by Parliamentary troops in 1645. The state
apartments contain magnificent collections of furniture, rare paintings
and English and continental tapestries. Some of the world famous
Berkeley silver is on display in the Dining Room and many other rooms
including the Great Hall, the Morning Room (the former mediaeval
chapel, with its unique painted ceiling) and the kitchens are available
to view. The Castle is surrounded by lovely terraced gardens with
flower borders, a lily pond, Elizabeth I’s bowling green and sweeping
Dr Jenner’s House - Dr Edward Jenner (1749-1823) born in Berkeley, pioneered vaccination (against smallpox) at this house (The Chantry) and it is said his work has saved more lives than any other man who has ever lived. Jenner's development of the first-ever vaccine eventually led to the eradication of smallpox in 1980 and the development of the Science of Immunology. The Edward Jenner Museum at The Chantry opened to the public in 1985. This beautiful Queen Anne Style Manor House was Jenner's home from 1785 until his death in 1823. This visit will really bring Dr Jenner's story to life.
St Mary’s Church, Berkeley - Standing beside Berkeley Castle, it is notable for its medieval wall paintings, detached tower, table tombs, and memorials to the Berkeley family.
Programme for the day:
8. 45 am Depart from National Museum, Cathays Park
9. 00 am Depart from Wild Gardens Road, Roath Park
10.00 am Arrive at Berkeley Castle for Tea/Coffee/Biscuits
10.45 am Guided Tour of Castle (2 Groups)
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Dr Jenner Museum & St Mary’s Church
4.30 pm Depart Berkeley Castle
5.30 pm Arrive at Cardiff (approximately)
The cost of the visit, which includes coach, admission to Berkeley Castle, Gardens and Butterfly House, Dr Jenner Museum & Gardens, tea/coffee/biscuits on arrival, two-course lunch with tea/coffee, inclusive of all gratuities is £46. If you wish to join this visit, please send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of NMW’, together with the completed form to:
Dr Peter Davies, 54 Duffryn Avenue, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6JL. Telephone: 029 2075 1473.
Mobile: 07443 425201 E-mail: email@example.com
Please include 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.
Deadline – Please book by Thursday, 4 August at the very latest.
Visit to Berkeley Castle & Dr Jenner Museum - Tuesday 23 August 2016
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