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Wednesday 9th March 2016

A visit to Oxford

Oxford - city of spires
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Our annual sightseeing visit to Oxford this year will again be unaccompanied, giving you another chance to visit the various museums and exhibitions on display as well as a good assortment of hostelries,

The Ashmolean Museum, contained in a fine building across from the Randolf Hotel, has paintings, coins, musical instruments, antiquities, statues of deities, and Britain’s oldest museum recently underwent a highly acclaimed refit, including the addition of a roof-top restaurant.

Pitt Rivers Museum, one of Oxfords most popular attractions, is famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from around the world, past and present. The entrance to the Pit Rivers Museum is through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of zoological, entomological, paleontological and mineralogical specimens accumulated in the course of the last three centuries.
 
The Oxford University Press Museum preserves and displays historic books, documents and printing equipment of the Oxford University Press, an international publishing house and department of Oxford university. Open for 30 minute tours by appointment only, between 10.00am - 4.00pm.

At the Bodleian Library there are a variety of events including a free talk on the 'Sheldon
Tapestry Map' given by a member of the map room team, located in the Weston Library. On offer are a
range of tours to suit all budgets: simply wander through the Old Schools Quadrangle for free or opt
for one of the pre-arranged guided options, including extended tours of the interiors.

The programme for the day is as follows:
  9.00 am.       Depart National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park.
  9.15 am.       Depart Wild Gardens Road, Roath Park.
10.15 am.       Coffee & biscuits at The Compass Inn, Tormarton.
11.45 am.       Arrive at the Drop-off/Pick-up Point, The Ashmolean Museum.
  5.00 pm        Depart for Cardiff. 

The total charge for the day which includes coffee and biscuits, the coach & driver's gratuity is 25.00

To join us please send your cheque made out to ‘Friends of the National Museum Wales’ and completed form to; Dorn Swaffield, Lower House Barns, Michaelston-le-Pit, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan. CF64 4HE.
Tel: 029 2051 3956. Email dorn.swaffield@gmail.com.

Remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope only if you have no E-Mail address.

To: Friends of National Museum Wales
VISIT TO OXFORD WEDNESDAY 9TH MARCH 2016

Name ……………………………………………………………………….………………….

Address …………………………………………………………………….………………….

………………… Postcode …………Tel  …….…………...E-Mail …………………………

Please reserve ..…. places for the above event.

I enclose a cheque for ………..  ( 25.00 per person.) and SAE.

Please choose:      I / We    shall be boarding the coach at    Museum Steps / Wild Gardens Road, Roath Park.

Registered Charity No. 701990




Friends of the National Museum Wales is a member of the British Association of friends of Museums (BAfM)

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