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Bournemouth and Breamore

Date: Thursday 26 May 2016

A visit to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth and Breamore House

Bournemouth and Breamore
Bournemouth and Breamore
Bournemouth and Breamore

Bournemouth and Breamore

Thursday 26th May 2016

The coach will drive to East Cliff Bournemouth dropping us off around 10.00 near the Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery. The group will then be divided into two for a 45 minute tour of this very eclectic museum built by Sir Merton Russell-Cotes for his wife Annie in 1901. They travelled all over the world and collected as they went. Coffee, included in the price, will then be available in the Cafe from 11.00. For your two hours free, Bournemouth Pier and Gardens and the Old Christchurch Road are within an easy walk.

At 13.40 the coach will return to East Cliff to take us to Breamore House, an Elizabethan Manor built in 1583 not far from Fordingbridge. Owned by the Hulse family, Michael or a colleague will tell you fascinating stories of his ancestors, as you see period furniture, tapestries, china and many family portraits. You will have time also to explore a countryside museum, particularly focussing on rural life in the 1920s. Do not miss the 10th century Saxon church before tea at 16.30 with the coach leaving around 17.00.

Time of departure from Culverhayes Car Park                                      8.45

Approximate time of return                                                                     18.00

Cost   £ 42.  This will include travel in an Executive Coach, guided tours, coffee on arrival in Bournemouth as well as a delicious cream tea.

To book, please complete the multi visit form and forward it to Roger Billings at 4 Fairfield Heights, Sherborne DT9 4HH together with a cheque for the full cost or a non returnable deposit of £ 10 with the balance payable by 26th April. This is to tell the guides and refreshment venues our numbers in good time. If you wish confirmation of your booking, let us know. Once the full sum has been paid, you will be reminded in the month before the trip and moneys will only be returned in exceptional circumstances.

Numbers are limited to 30 with a waiting list available. Visitors are welcome as well as members and in the event of more applications than available spaces, seats will be allotted on a first come first paid basis. So members may think it wise to book early.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact either Michael Morrell on 01935 873535 or E Mail [email protected]   or between 26th February and 25th March Les or Brenda Graney on 01963 371668 or E Mail [email protected].

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