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~Museums~

The Roman Baths
Abbey Church Yard
Bath, BA1 1LZ
T +44 (0)1225 477785
F+44 (0)1225 477743

Email: romanbaths_booking@bathnes.gov.uk
www.romanbaths.co.uk

One of the finest thermal spas of the ancient world, built 2000 years ago around the country’s only hot springs. Fine Roman museum, audio guides in eight languages, computer animations and costumed Roman characters bring the experience to life. A special audio tour for children and a ‘Bryson at the Baths’ audio tour are both available at no extra cost. Open daily, closed 25/26 December
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~Attractions~


Tower Bridge Exhibition
London
T 020 7403 3761

www.towerbridge.org.uk

This great exhibition covers the complete history of Tower Bridge. Private guided tours and behind the scene tours available. Group discounts.


~Manor Houses & Gardens~


Near Aylesbury
Waddesdon Manor and Gardens
Bucks HP18 0JH
Tel+44 (0) 1296 653226
Fax:+44 (0) 1296 653212
Email waddesdonmanor@nationaltrust.org
www.waddesdon.org.uk
A French Renaissance-style chateau housing the Rothschild Collection of superb art treasures and magnificent Victorian gardens with an aviary, parterre, wine cellars, restaurants and shops.


~Castles and Palaces~

Arundel Castle
Arundel, 
West Sussex BN18 9AB
T+44 (0)1903 882173
F+44 (0)1903 884581
www.arundelcastle.org
Towering above the historical town of Arundel, this great Norman medieval fortification, founded in 1067 makes Arundel one of the longest inhabited country houses in England


 

Blenheim Palace
Oxfordshire
T+ (0)1993  811091
F+ (0)1993  810570
Infoline 08700 6020 80
Email administrator@blenheimpalace.com
www.blenheimpalace.com
World Heritage Site

 Baroque home (by Sir John Vanbrugh) of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, a wonderful palace with treasure-filled interior and beautiful gardens, new “Churchills Destiny” exhibition and extensive events programme 

 

 

HM Tower of London
Info T +44 870 750 8080
Bookings T +44 870 751 7070
Email groupsandtraveltrade@hrp.org.uk
www.hrp.org.uk
The Tower is home to the legendary Crown Jewels, and the White Tower housing the magnificent displays of Royal Armour. Opening on 02 July 2005, Gunpowder Treason, a new audio-visual exhibition telling the Tower’s story of the arrest, imprisonment, torture and death of Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators

 

 

Hampton Court Palace and Gardens
Info T +44 870 750 8080
Bookings T +44 870 751 7070
Email groupsandtraveltrade@hrp.org.uk
www.hrp.org.uk
The celebrated home of Henry VIII, set in magnificent grounds on the banks of the river Thames. Over 450 years of history is bought to life by costumed guides, presentations and audio tours of the Tudor Kitchens, King’s Apartments and Henry VIII’s State Apartments. sixty acres of Tudor, Baroque and Victorian gardens. From March 2005 for one year Suffragette, Soldiers and Servants: Behind the scenes of the palace community, 1750-1950 examines the ‘recent’ history concentrating upon the social history of the grace and favour community and development of the palace as a tourist attraction.

 

Kensington Palace
Info T +44 870 750 8080
Bookings T +44 870 751 7070
Email groupsandtraveltrade@hrp.org.uk
www.hrp.org.uk
A royal residence since 1698, Queen Victoria’s birthplace and home to many of today’s royals.  Visitors can see the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, which includes garments from 19th and 20th century, also dresses worn by Her Majesty The Queen and Diana, Princess of Wales.  On show until 11 September 2005, The Queen’s Working Wardrobe: Memories of Royal Occasions 1945-1972.  This exhibition has a display of 14 outfits worn by Elizabeth II as first Princess and then Queen.

 

Queen Charlotte’s Cottage
Info T +44 870 750 8080
Bookings T +44 870 751 7070
Email groupsandtraveltrade@hrp.org.uk
www.hrp.org.uk
Situated in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Queen Charlotte’s cottage is open to the public at weekends in the summertime and is located in the idyllic bluebell wood

 

Banqueting House
Info T +44 870 750 8080

Bookings T +44 870 751 7070

Email groupsandtraveltrade@hrp.org.uk
www.hrp.org.uk
The only surviving part of the original Whitehall Palace.  The Main Hall with its Palladian style architecture by Inigo Jones, and spectacular Rubens ceiling commissioned by Charles I, is explained to visitors with audio guides and a video presentation

~Medieval and Themed Banquets~


The Medieval Banquet
Ivory House, St. Katharine's Dock
London
T+0207480 5353
www.medievalbanquet.com
The regal banquet takes place by flickering torchlight in the vaulted cellars of Ivory House, just a stone's throw from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Accompanying King Henry VIII are jousting knights, strolling players, dancing wenches and the incredible strong man which provide a magical medieval pageant for your delight After the show, there is music and dancing.
 


~Group Services and Merchandising~
T-Shirts etc
+44 (0) 1442 832929
Email info@tshirtsetc.co.uk
www.tshirtsetc.co.uk
Personalised group/tour gifts and souvenirs, no minimum order for group organisers. Over 7,000 items available instantly
 




 

~Museums~

Fashion Museum
Assembly Rooms
Bath BA1 1LZ
T: +44 (0)1225 477173
F +44 (0)1225 477743
Email: fashion_bookings@bathnes.gov.uk
www.fashionmuseum.co.uk


Special displays for 2010: Photographing Fashion - British Style in the 1960s from 27 March, Dress of the Year throughout 2010, Dresses from History throughout 2010, Hats, Shoes and Bags from December 2010. Dressing up opportunities in the Corsets and Crinolines display.


~Cruise Excursions~


City Cruises
Cherry Garden Pier
London SE16 4TU
0207 740 0400 or 0207 237 5134
www.citycruises.com
Discover London’s Thames, daily every 40 minutes, between Westminster, Waterloo, Tower Piers and Greenwich, evening cruises also during high summer
 


Cruising between Bath and Bristol
Avon River Cruises
37 Colthurst Drive
Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3SG
T 0044(0)117 904 3671
Email avonrivercruises@blueyonder.co.uk
www.avonrivercruises.co.uk
Combine your visit with a relaxing trip on the River Avon. If there is 1 hour or half a day, we can offer a tailor made excursion to see  Bath and the surrounding countryside  from a different angle! We have 4 different “Coach & Cruise” packages shown on our website or telephone us to discuss your needs.


~Distilleries~


Dewar’s World of Whisky
Aberfeldy Distillery
Aberfeldy PH15 2EB
Tel 01887 822010
Fax 01887 822012
www.dewarsworldofwhisky.com
Dewar's World of Whisky is based at Aberfeldy Distillery, amidst the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire.  Its interactive heritage exhibition and traditional distillery tour combine with welcoming staff and audio and written guides in ten languages to create the perfect Scotch whisky experience.  Open all year.

 


Glenmorangie Distillery
Tain, Ross-shire, IV19 1PZ
Tel: 01862 892 477
Email visitors@glenmorangieplc.co.uk
www.glenmorangie.com
Visitor Centre, shop and museum. Observe the skill of the legendary 16 Men of Tain, see the tallest stills in Scotland, situated close to the beautiful Dornoch Firth.

 

Discovering Distilleries
Scotland
www.malts.com
Take the opportunity to visit one of 12 Scotch malt  whisky distilleries with visitor centres throughout Scotland

~Museums and Galleries~


Museum of London
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN
+44 (0)20 7001 9844
www.museumoflondon.org.uk/groups

FREE entry! Step inside Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Our lower galleries are currently shut for an exciting redevelopment until Spring 2010 but you can still enjoy London's history up to 1666.Travel back in time and discover prehistoric London, see how the city changed as Romans gave way to Saxons, and wonder at the splendour of medieval London. Visit our website to find out more about our benefits for groups.

 


Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
Canary Wharf
London E14 4AL
Groups T0044(0)870 444 3855
www.museumoflondon.org.uk/groups

Kids go FREE! From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, Museum of London Docklands reveals the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. With archaeological finds, unusual objects, fascinating tours, films, and events, this is one of the capital’s real hidden gems. Visit our website to find out more about our benefits for groups.

 

The Fan Museum
Greenwich
T: 020 8305 1441
www.fan-museum.org
The first and only museum in the world entirely devoted to all aspects of the ancient art and craft of the fan. Described as "an architectural and artistic gem", and as "an oasis of tranquillity", The Fan Museum is home to more than 3,500 fans from all over the world, dating from the 11th century onwards and displayed in changing exhibitions. Winner of Visit London Gold Award 2006 for Best Small Visitor Attraction.

 

Bank of England Museum
Entrance Bartholomew Lane
London EC2R 8AH

Gen enquiries: +(0)20 7601 5545

Bookings (group presentations) +(0)20 7601 3833/ 3985 

www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum
Visit the Bank of England Museum for an engrossing mixture of money, gold, forgery, architecture and fun. You can even handle a real gold bar or try your hand as a foreign exchange dealer. Admission FREE. We offer a free one hour presentation in the Museum cinema but these must be booked in advance (minimum 15, maximum 50).
 

 


Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience
Tooley Street, London Bridge, SE1 2TF
T: +44 (0)20 74033171
F: +44 (0)20 74035104
www.britainatwar.co.uk
Adventure back in time to the dark days of the Second World War. Experience the fury and danger of the London Blitz with amazing special effects and see what everyday life was like. Experience air raids,BBC studios war broadcasts, the atmosphere of Drury Lane  and much more. Fascinating for adults and children (special  school curriculum educational packages available)

 
 
National Maritime Museum
Greenwich, London
T 0870 780 4556
www.nmm.ac.uk
The museum has the most important holdings in the world on the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art, ship models and plans, scientific and navigational instruments

 

Tate Britain
Millbank,
London SW1P 4RG
T+ (0)20 7887 8888
www.tate.org.uk
The national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day. Highlights include the JMW Turner collection and the Pre-Raphaelites

 

Tate Modern
Bankside, 
London SE1 9TG
T+(0)20 7887 8888
www.tate.org.uk
Britain's major museum of modern art. Highlights include works by Dali, Picasso, Matisse, Rothko and Warhol.

 

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Church Road
Wimbledon
T020 8946 6131
www.wimbledon.org/museum
The museum tells the story of lawn tennis and explains many of the traditions associated with the game. Behind the scenes tours for groups. Very special group rates available. Group lunches available

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