Due to one of our museum collections going “offline” for a season of restoration and another temporary closure, we have swapped this year’s itinerary around a little bit and added three new destinations!
First, we will travel to Macclesfield in Cheshire to see the Silk Museum, which includes a working mill from the Victorian Era. After our guided tour, we will depart for Tabley House, one of the finest Palladian mansions in England with a stunning collection of 18th-century portraiture. (If you enjoyed the Jeremy Brett “Sherlock Holmes” TV series, you will probably recognize Tabley House as one of the locations used in filming!) We’ll enjoy luncheon together in the tea room and take part in a private tour before departing via train for York.
Next, because the Bowes Museum has closed its private store to study groups while a special display is in the main part of the museum, we are now going to enjoy the delights of Newstead Abbey, which boasts the Nottingham historical costume collection from the mid-16th century forward. Our group will have private access to the collection and the opportunity to study specific garments up close. We’ll close our visit with a group luncheon in this stunning stately home with its exquisite gardens.
We do still have two slots open for this year’s tour, so if you’d like to jump in before we close the group on May 31st, please contact me at the link above.