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Wednesday 7th March 2018

A visit to Oxford

Oxford - city of spires
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You are invited to accompany us to Oxford once again this year. On arrival at the Ashmolean Museum you will be free to visit some of the many institutions that make this city famous.

Perhaps one of the best kept secrets is Christ Church Picture Gallery (Concession Price 2.00). Located within the walls of Christ Church enter through Canterbury Gate off Oriel Square (from King Edward Street). The custodian at the gate will direct you to the gallery.
Should you wish to see the whole college the entrance is at Meadow Gate (Concession 7.00). This includes access to the Quads, Cloister, Hall Staircase, Hall and Cathedral.

If we are lucky with the weather then the Oxford Botanic Garden (founded as a physic garden in 1621) is located 20 minutes walk along High Street towards Magdalen College makes a very interesting walk. The garden comprises a diversity of glasshouse specimens, walled gardens, rock gardens etc., and is one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world.

Pitt Rivers Museum - Volunteer led tours take place in the Museum on Wednesdays at 14.30 and 15.15. They are free and there is no need to book. Entrance to the Pitt Rivers Museum is through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, which houses the University's scientific collections of zoological, entomological, paleontological and mineralogical specimens accumulated in the course of the last three centuries.

There will be a coffee and biscuits stop en route at the Compass Inn in Tormarton.

The programme for the day is as follows:
  8.00 am.        Depart National Museum Cathays Park.
  8.15 am.        Depart Wild Gardens Road, Roath Park.
  9.15 am.        Coffee & biscuits at the Compass Inn, Tormarton.
11.30 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 Glam 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 7TH MARCH 2018

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I enclose a cheque for ………..  ( 25.00 per person.) and SAE if you don't have e-mail.

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

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