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08 April 2024Visit to Burrell Collection. Thursday Setember 23rd 2024

The Burrell Collection is hosting an international exhibition this summer on Degas, featuring its own substantial collection of the artist’s works and some significant UK and international loans. 

  • Leave coach Bays at Helensburgh Leisure Centre at 9.30am
  • Return there at 4pm
  • The cost of £35 covers entrance to the exhibition, coach transport and driver’s gratuity.  It does not include lunch or other refreshments, but there is a large restaurant downstairs and a smaller snack bar near the former entrance.

There is already considerable interest in group bookings with Glasgow Museums, so we should confirm numbers as soon as possible to make a firm booking, and must know by the next meeting on 14th May at the latest  if we can run the trip.

More details on the Visits Page of this website.

08 April 2024Visit to Kilmartin Museum Thursday 23rd May 2024

Kilmartin museum re-opened last summer after a major £7m refurbishment and expansion.  Kilmartin Glen, a little to the north of Lochgilphead, boasts over 800 prehistoric monuments, including standing stones, rock carvings and cairns.  Special loans from the National Museums of Scotland and the British Museum enrich one of the most comprehensive displays of ancient artefacts in the UK.

  • leave from the coach bays at the Helensburgh Leisure Centre at 9.30 am

  • return there by about 5.30 pm. 

The journey will take about two and a half hours, including a short coffee and comfort stop en route.

You will have at least an hour to explore the collection, which is very well displayed and explained.  We will have a soup and sandwich lunch with coffee/tea and shortbread in the museum cafe at 1.30.  There will then be a further hour to look at the exhibits in more detail or you could walk down to the cairn just outside.  (Walking shoes are essential, as the path down includes many steps, some rough ground and a stile.)  

 More details on the Visits Page of this website.

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