Programme of Visits 2017 – 2018



VISIT TO Whitworth Art Gallery and John Rylands Library, MANCHESTER 

9.00 a m. the coach leaves St. Chad’s terrace, calling at the Abbey bus stop and the Column a few minutes later.

11.00 a.m. (approx..) arrive at the Whitworth Art Gallery in time for coffee. You are free to view the collections, including the exhibition of watercolours by Alexander and John Robert Cozens and to have lunch (not included) at your leisure.

1.45 p.m. the coach will leave for the John Rylands Library in Deansgate.The visit will be self guided  and your attention is drawn to the special exhibition marking 500 years since the Reformation in Europe. There will be time to have tea (not included) in the café before we leave.

2.00 p.m. arrive John Rylands Library

4.00 p.m. the coach leaves for Shrewsbury

6.15 p.m. (approx..) arrive Shrewsbury

The cost of the visit will be £22 per person. This includes coffee and biscuits at the Whitworth Art gallery, the coach fare and the driver’s gratuity.


Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. To follow up Pippa Shirley’s March talk. 

Saturday 18 August.

Afternoon visit to Pitchford Hall, Shropshire followed by tea



Priority booking is given to members of the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, but non-members are welcome if there are spare places. The costs of the visits reflect the travel distance, entrance fees and your choice of refreshments. The Visits’ programme is self-financing and does not impinge on the Friends’ financial support of the Museum and Art Gallery.

For more information please contact Margaret Thorpe, Vice-Chair and Visit Organiser:
By email at:
By mail at: FSMAG, c/o Visitor Information Centre, The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LH


Archive of past visits

September  2017: Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House (Warwickshire)

June 2017: Aberystwyth and The National Library of Wales

November 2016: Worcester Cathedral and two Georgian churches.

September 2016: Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.

May 2016: Coughton Court, Warwickshire.

November 2015: Tewkesbury Abbey and two Norman churches.


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