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.
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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.
Saturday 24th September – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Friends of Bushey Museum are holding a Coffee Morning – coffee and tea, plus cakes, will be served. It will be held in the Frobisher Studio behind the Bushey Museum, Rudolph Road. All Proceeds will go to the Friends of Bushey Museum. Pay by cash or cards. Do come and join us!
Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 November – 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Following the great success of last year’s event, we are pleased to welcome again local artisans who will be displaying and selling their wares to the local community at the Museum. Do come along to view their work and buy your Christmas presents!
Visit to the Cotswolds: The Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water
Saturday 8 October 2022
Whole day outing by coach.
Gordon Russell was noted for his furniture design, handmade furniture and establishing the Design Council, familiar to everyone. Today the Museum still supports students at all levels and makes annual awards. It is planned to have tea/coffee in the town before entering the Museum for an introductory talk prior to visiting the display areas.
Lunch can be obtained in Broadway, after which the group will travel to Bourton-on-the-Water, called ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, where there are several places of interest, in addition to being a most attractive village.
Coach will depart Bushey Country Club car park at 9.00 am and return to Bushey by 6.30 pm.
Cost £46.00 per person. Cost of refreshments are not included.
Visit to Reading Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life
Saturday 5 November 2022
Whole day outing by coach.
We will visit Reading Museum which is in the town centre, specially to see their copy of the Bayeaux Tapestry.
Lunch can be obtained in the area.
After lunch the group will proceed to Reading University, on the eastern side of the town, to the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL).
MERL tells the history of rural life and its people. From farming, food and crafts to countryside issues. It has its own wall hanging, entitled ‘Chalk to Cheese’, agricultural hand tools, ploughs, farm machinery, sewing machines and other equipment, plus a gallery devoted to ‘Biscuit Town’ – 200 years of Huntley and Palmers in Reading.
Refreshments can be obtained at the café here.
Coach will depart Bushey Country Club car park at 9.00 am and the group will leave Reading at 4.30 pm arriving in Bushey at approximately 6.00 pm.
Cost £43.00 per person.