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DateVisit
29 March 2019Afternoon tour of the Houses of Parliament
15 April 2019Two Historic London Houses
14 May 2019Collection Care talk and tour at The National Archives, Kew
11 June 2019Day tour out of London to Chenies Manor House and Milton's Cottage
17 June 2019The Art & History of Glasgow, Charles Rennie Mackintosh & the V&A Dundee
18 July 2019Day tour out of London to Henry Moore Studios, his house and exhibition
01 September 2019“Discover Medical London” walking tour and visit to Royal College of Physicians (date to be confirmed)
16 October 2019Private ‘Connoisseur’ visit to Turner’s House (Sandycombe Lodge), Twickenham

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Afternoon tour of the Houses of Parliament
Friday 29 March 2019

The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union at 11pm UK time on Friday, 29 March 2019.   Late afternoon on the same day we are scheduled for a guided tour of The Houses of Parliament and hope to meet our local MP Ruth Cadbury either pre or post our tour, schedules permitting on this historic day.

Our 75 minute tour recounts the history of the Palace of Westminster and describes how the business and traditions of both Houses contribute to the day to day workings of the UK Parliament.  We follow in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament as she leaves the Robing Room and passes through the Royal Gallery to take her seat on the gilded throne in the stunning Lords Chamber. From Central Lobby, the heart of Parliament, we enter the rooms of the Commons before standing in the Chamber itself, home to the Speaker’s Chair, the green benches and many lively political debates. In St Stephen’s Hall, we hear of the Suffragettes and other ‘Votes for Women!’ campaigners before finishing in medieval Westminster Hall.

This visit is fully booked. If you wish to be placed on the Waiting List please email visits.tasch@gmail.com.