All 'Friends', i.e. members of the Friends of Bushey Museum, are welcome to come along to the Meetings, Events and Outings listed below: some need pre-booking, others - just come along on the day! If you want more information about any of these events, have a look in the regular 'Meetings, Exhibitions, Outings and Events' leaflet sent to all Friends. It also includes details of who to contact for each event.

Want to join the Friends?
If you wish to join the Friends please visit the Friends of Bushey Museum page here. All Members receive the 3-monthly Newsletter and Events Leaflet listing all future events.

Meetings

Friends of Bushey Museum Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 7pm
at Bushey Centre (Bushey Country Club) High St, Bushey WD23 1TT
The Friends’ annual Accounts will be available from the Museum Shop from the beginning of March.

Events

Lucy Kemp-Welch Event
Wednesday 1 February 2023, 10.00am to 1.00pm
at Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
This event showcases Lucy Kemp-Welch with an illustrated talk and guided tour. It is an opportunity to see the Lucy Kemp-Welch collection before it goes on tour for a year. There is no charge but donations are welcome. Reservation essential as numbers are limited. Email busmt@busheymuseum.org to reserve a place.

Charity Dinner - Theme ‘Festivals’
Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 6.00pm
at West Herts Training Restaurant, Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, WD17 3EZ
Co-hosted by Friends of Bushey Museum and Friends of Reveley Lodge. Cost: £25.00 pp
Arrive 6.00 pm for a welcome drink, be seated by 7.00 pm. A Festival-themed 3-course meal will be served from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. As numbers are limited, register your interest by phoning Rita Castle (01923 236852) who will contact you when the full menu is available and booking is open.

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery Open Day
Saturday 15 April 2023, from 11.00am to 3.00pm
A special Open Day to showcase what treasures the Museum has to offer. Guided tours by our volunteers with talks about our paintings, exhibitions and social history. Refreshments available.

Outings and Holiday

Visit to Reading Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life
Saturday 18 March 2023
Whole day outing by coach.
We visit Reading Museum for history of Reading and specially to see their copy of the Bayeaux Tapestry. Lunch can be obtained in the area.
On by coach to the Museum of English Rural Life. MERL tells the history of rural life and its people, from farming, food and crafts to countryside issues, and much more. Refreshments available at the café.
The coach will depart Bushey Country Club car park at 9.00am and leave Reading at 4.30pm to return to Bushey at approximately 6.00pm
Cost £48.00 per person (based on 12 travelling)

Visit to Stonehenge and Salisbury
Saturday 20 May 2023
Whole day outing by coach.
To Stonehenge via the A303 for wonderful view of the ancient site. Their modern Visitor Centre has prehistoric objects on display, café and gift shop. A shuttle bus will transport you near to the Stones. Then to the City of Salisbury to visit Salisbury Cathedral which has Magna Carta on display in the Chapter House. There is a Refectory Restaurant.
The coach will depart Bushey Centre car park at 8.30am, and leave from Salisbury at 4.30pm to return to Bushey at approximately 6.30pm.
Costs (these will be variable) see booking form Coach: £46 per person (based on 12 travelling) with additional entry fees.

Bournemouth and Isle of Wight
From Monday 1 May 2023
5 days/4 nights holiday, including
hotel, dinner, bed & breakfast, outings, return coach travel.
For full details see the Friends’ December Newsletter, or the Airedale Tours leaflet, available from Museum Shop.
If the Holiday is not feasible, a Day Outing to Bournemouth will be arranged to see the Lucy Kemp-Welch exhibition at Russell-Cotes Museum.