All 'Friends', i.e. members of the Friends of Bushey Museum, are welcome to come along to the Events, Meetings 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.


Bushey Museum and Art Gallery Open Day
Saturday 15 April 2023, from 11.00am to 3.00pm
Bushey Museum is proud to announce that we are holding an Open Day to showcase what treasures you have on your doorstep. The Lucy Kemp Welch painting are going on the road to the Russell Coates Museum in Bournemouth in April and later in the year to The National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket, they will be away for a year, we are having some new exhibits in The Lucy Kemp Welch Galley so please come along and be first to see them. Stewards will be available to show you around.

Refreshments - tea, coffee and cakes will be available in the Meeting Room from 11.30am to 2.00pm

There is no charge for entry but a donation to the Friends of Bushey Museum would be welcomed.

Joint Garden Party (Friends of Bushey Museum & Friends of Reveley Lodge)
Sunday 4 June 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, WD23 4GL
Entry £5.00 pp, accompanied children FREE
To celebrate 30 years of Bushey Museum and 20 years of Reveley Lodge, the two sister organisations are getting together to host a garden party. Tombola, bouncy castle, stalls and activities in the garden - and of course, tea and cake.


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.

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)

Bournemouth and Isle of Wight
Sunday 18 June - Thursday 22 June 2023
A 5 days/4 nights holiday in Bournemouth including:

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the Durley Dean Hotel & Spa, Bournemouth
  • Ferry crossing and guided tour of the Isle of Wight, including Osborne House
  • Admission to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, where Lucy Kemp-Welch paintings will be on display
  • 15 single rooms at no supplement

The holiday will cost from between £689 to £749, depending on numbers.

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). Additional entry fees: Stonehenge, entry £19.60 (free for NT or English Heritage members), Salisbury Cathedral, entry £9.00. Once numbers are confirmed, tickets will be bought in advance.