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Wednesday 11th March 2020

A visit to Oxford

Oxford - city of spires
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You are invited to accompany us to Oxford once again this year where we set down outside the Ashmolean Museum where there is a major exhibition to explore the early years of the career of the most famous of all Dutch artists, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669). On display will be the largest collection of works devoted to the young Rembrandt to date, including 34 paintings by Rembrandt and a further 90 drawings and prints from international and private collections. It will also feature the newly discovered Let the Little Children Come to Me (1627–8), on display for the first time in public. (Concession Price 13.40) Timed tickets will be in operation so please note our arrival time at the museum. Booking is strongly recommended.   

Members will be free to visit some of the many institutions that make this city famous including Christ Church College. Should you wish to see the whole college the entrance is at Meadow Gate (Concession 14.00). This includes access to the Quads, Cloister, Hall Staircase, Hall and Cathedral but 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. Oxford University Museum/Pitt-Rivers Museum. Entrance to the Pit 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 27.00

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 11TH MARCH 2020

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

I enclose a cheque for ………..  ( 27.00 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.

Registered Charity No. 701990




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