Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A coach trip from York to the Hepworth Art Gallery in Wakefield and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. After exploring the galleries at the Hepworth, there will be time for a (self-funded) lunch at the Scupture Park followed by a guided tour of some of the most significant scupture at the Park. Return to York at […]


Birdsall House

*** Fully booked *** Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 1pm, we will travel by coach to Birdsall House, the home of Lord Middleton. Originally a late Elizabethan house it was altered and enlarged in the eighteenth-century with a substantial remodelling by Salvin in 1870-5. Despite the different architectural interventions, the house, which is set in […]


Tour of Rowntree Park

*** Fully booked *** Join guides, who are members of the Friends of Rowntree Park, to mark the hundred years since the Park was given to the people of York by the Rowntree family as “a place of rest and recreation”. We will have the opportunity to find out about the history of the Park […]


Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall Scorton, Richmond

*** Fully booked *** Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 1 15 we will travel by coach to Kiplin Hall near Richmond. Kiplin was originally built as a hunting lodge for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I, who became the founder of the state of Maryland, USA. Since that time, through the ownership of […]


Auckland Castle and the Mining Art Museum

Bishop Auckland Castle Market Place, Bishop Auckland

*** Fully booked *** Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 9am we will travel by coach to Bishop Auckland for a visit to the Auckland project. We will first have a tour of Auckland Castle, formerly the residence of the Bishops of Durham. It has been described as Britain’s finest bishop’s palace. The castle’s many treasures […]