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Please note that our visits are for Merton U3A members only.
When booking, please provide a separate cheque for each event.

19 February 2018

Normansfield, a Grade II listed building is the former home of Dr John Langdon who brought a revolutionary and enlightened approach to the care of those with all forms of learning disability. It opened in 1868 and closed as a NHS hospital in 1997. The theatre is a rare example of a private Victorian theatre and contains original painted scenery and ornate fixtures and fittings. FULLY BOOKED

13 March 2018

Fuller's Brewery is London’s last remaining family brewery. Our tour lasting about 1 hour will give us a glimpse into British beer-making history and the science thereof. See inside an old mash tun and view “Old Copper” which was installed in 1823 and was used up until 1984. There are many other interesting exhibits of brewery related memorabilia. Please note the tour entails several flights of stairs and few places to sit down. It is a non-tasting tour! Fullers’ Mawson Arms is very close by.

9 April 2018

Skinners' Hall The Skinners’ Company is one of the “Great Twelve” livery companies. It developed from the medieval guild of furriers and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1327. Today it is a not-for-profit organisation involved in running schools, sheltered housing and grant programmes for individuals and education institutions. Membership is now drawn from a broad range of professions.

16 May 2018

Strawberry Hill House is Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival. Horace Walpole’s little gothic Castle was largely designed by his friends and includes pinnacles, battlements and a round tower. The house became a tourist attraction during Walpole’s lifetime and beyond. Our 1½ hour tour provides an overview of the history, art and architecture of the house and gardens.

LIST OF VISITS 2009 onwards

This list is meant to prompt suggestions for future visits, which are always welcome. Venues must be easily accessible by public transport (one change from Wimbledon permitted), and preferably offer a guided tour or presentation for groups that is not available for individuals.


May The Langdon Down Trust Centre
June Whitelands College at Roehampton
July Fulham Palace
August Broadcasting House
September Linley Sambourne House
October Bank of England Museum
October Guildford and Clandon Park
November Whitechapel Art Gallery


February Royal Mint
March Government Art Collection
April Geffrye Museum and gardens
June Musical Museum Brentford
July London Fire Brigade Museum
September Leighton House Museum
October National Theatre, Backstage
November Saatchi Gallery and the National Army Museum Gallery


February The Foundling Museum
March The Hotung Gallery at the British Museum
April Kenwood
May Buckingham Palace Gardens (canc)
May Chiswick House and Gardens
June Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition
July The Hunterian Museum
August 7, Hammersmith Terrace
September The Palace of Westminster and The Jewel Tower
October The Guildhall Art Gallery
November Bank of England Museum


February The Supreme Court of the UK
March The Women’s Library
March Museum of the Order of St. John
April M.C.C., Lord’s Ground
May Museum of London
May Stanley Picker
June The Design Museum
July The De Morgan Centre
August Buckingham Palace
September Stanley Picker, Poppy Factory, Supreme Court
October The Jewish Museum of London
November The National Archives at Kew


February Wesley's Chapel
March Amongst Heroes: the Artist in working Cornwall
April Kew Gardens, The Charterhouse
May The Freud Museum
June Royal Hospital Chelsea
July Brooklands Museum
August Buckingham Palace
October London City Walk
October Houses of Parliament
December Big Ben
January Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
February Big Ben
March The Reform Club
April Fishmongers Hall
May Royal Courts of Justice
May Chelsea Physic Garden
June Broadcasting House
July Fulham Palace
September Whitechapel Bell Foundry
October The Old Palace, Croydon.
November Strawberry Hill
January Florence Nightingale Museum
February Ragged School Museum
March Geffrye Museum
March Museum of the Order of St John
April 2 Temple Place
May Regent's Park Mosque
June Musical Museum, Kew
July The Globe Theatre
August Bevis Marks Synagogue
September Blitz tour organised by Museum of London
October The Art of the Garden at the Queen's Gallery
November Sir John Soane's Museum
January Watermen's Hall
February Maritime Greenwich
March The Royal Institute of British Architects HQ
April Charleston
April The Wallace Collection
July The Charterhouse
August The Supreme Court
September St Bartholomew's Hospital
October Royal Albert Hall
November Royal School of Needlework
December Somerset House
January Freemason's Hall
February Clothworkers' Company
March College and Museum of Optometrists
April Twickenham Stadium
May Warren House
June Spencer House
July Vintners Hall
August National Theatre backstage
September Dorich House Museum
October Royal College of Physicians
November Goldsmiths' Hall
December St Pancras Hotel
January The Cinema Museum


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