UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Having checked the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites attributed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we found we had visited a number of them. Visited Some were easy to visit as they are in the London area and we are London based. Tower of London Palace of Westminster and Westminster … More UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Barts Museum

While visits to hospital are never usually fun, we paid a visit to St Bartholomew’s museum that is on the same site as St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The hospital was founded in 1123. It’s museum includes documents from the 12th to the 21st centuries. It also houses artifacts reflecting the changes to patient care, teaching and hospital administration. … More Barts Museum

Athelhampton House and Gardens

This post first appeared on Invitation To Events. Located near Dorchester is Athelhampton House and Gardens. The house is one of England’s finest Tudor Manor Houses, with the Great Hall, built in 1485, an excellent example of early Tudor architecture. The house contains a collection of English furniture from the Jacobean to Victorian times. Upstairs, the west wing houses … More Athelhampton House and Gardens

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 4

A search for Must-see Paintings in The National Gallery We downloaded a list of “Must-see Paintings” from the National Gallery website and went searching for them, Treasure Hunt Style. Armed with our trusty list of artworks we explored the galleries, ticking off paintings as we found them. Of the 30 paintings the National Gallery suggests, we … More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 4

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 3

The City Adventurers spent a day exploring the National Gallery in London. We visited three exhibitions, as well as exploring the permanent collection. Until 1 March 2020, a free exhibition is being staged in Room 1, called “Young Bomberg and the Old Masters”. Part 3 – Young Bomberg and the Old Masters This exhibition displays some … More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 3

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 2

The City Adventurers spent a day exploring the National Gallery in London. We visited three exhibitions, as well as exploring the permanent collection. There are two paid exhibitions on until 26 January 2020. Part 2 – Gauguin Portraits Gauguin Portraits, located in the Sainsbury wing, is the first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Unlike the … More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 2

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 1

The City Adventurers spent a day exploring the National Gallery in London. We visited three exhibitions, as well as exploring the permanent collection. There are two paid exhibitions on at the moment until 26 January 2020. Part 1 – Leonardo – Experience a Masterpiece “Leonardo – Experience a Masterpiece” is on an extended run until … More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 1