Visits 2020

Previous year’s visits can be seen at 2019, 201820172016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

26th February Saatchi Gallery – TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Explore the life of King Tutankhamun, and the storied discovery that captivated the world, through more than 150 authentic pieces from the tomb – three times the quantity that has travelled in previous exhibitions – more than 60 of which are travelling outside of Egypt for the first time.

The third of 10 cities to host TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh the London showing follows record-setting stops in Los Angeles and Paris. In Los Angeles the exhibition was among the most successful in the history of the California Science Centre, while in Paris it has continued to sell out far in advance, with a record breaking 1.2 million visitors so far.

Cancelled because of COVID-19

21st May Milestones: British Heritage Museum (morning) & The Vyne, Basingstoke (afternoon)

From cobbled streets to vintage vehicles, a 1940s sweet shop to a penny arcade, there is so much for everyone to see, do and enjoy at Milestones, Hampshire’s museum of living history. 

This will be followed with a visit to The Vyne,  a 16th-century estate and Grade 1 listed country house outside Sherborne St John near Basingstoke in Hampshire.

Cancelled because of COVID-19

July 2020 Highclere Castle – the setting for ‘Downton Abbey’

Cancelled because of COVID-19

20th October Strawberry Hill House

A morning visit with a guided tour to this Gothic Revival villa,  built in Twickenham by Horace Walpole from 1749 onward.

Copyright The Arts Society Walton, 2017
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), A View of Walton Bridge, 1754, by permission of the trustees of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London