Gallery Visits by Train

We intend to visit various art galleries / museums using only public transport for travel. The idea is to see, in person, as much of the very best art on show in the UK today as is do-able within one day.

There is no fixed day / week: visits will be arranged, as much as is possible, to suit the availability of the people who wish to visit each venue.

The proposed destinations are (in no particular order):

Victoria & Albert Museum (Dundee)
The Lowry Collection (Salford)
The Burrell Collection (Glasgow)
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh)
The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy (London)
The Shipley Art Gallery & The Baltic Centre (Gateshead)
Stained Glass (in various churches, York)
Manchester Art Gallery (Manchester)
Kelvin Grove Gallery (Glasgow)
Leeds Art Gallery (Leeds)
National Glass Centre (Sunderland)

I anticipate that some days will be very long (12 + hours), so a degree of stamina / fitness is required. And there will of course be travel, meal(s) & (sometimes) entry costs: these will vary considerably, depending on venue’s location.

There’s no obligation to come on every trip – members can join in as many or as few as they wish.

I envisage minimal ‘leading’: I’ll research venues, their temporary & permanent exhibitions, train (& local bus, where applicable) times and costs. And in advance of each visit I’ll prepare a brief, with info about the pick of that venue’s exhibits if I can find out what they are.

Group members will make own travel arrangements, but I’ll look into possible ‘group admission’ and tours for each venue if numbers justify this.

Please contact the Group Leader via the form below if you’d like to ask anything.

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