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

Held at the Bushey Community Centre, High Street, Bushey WD23 1TT
Onsite parking: Daytime, free parking for one hour, after which charges apply. Free parking after 6pm.

Craft & Design: Hubert von Herkomer in context
Tuesday 23 April 2024 at 7pm
Talk by Dr. Christopher Jordan
While Herkomer’s work as a painter and print-maker is well-known, his later work in other media is less so. The recent acquisition by the museum of enamels and silverware designed and made by him offers the opportunity to examine this aspect of his work afresh in the context of other practitioners of his time.

Events

Bushey Museum Grand Gala Dinner
Wednesday 6 March 2024, from 7pm to 11pm
To be held at the Blue Check Restaurant, 144-146 High Street, Bushey WD23 2DH
A special fund-raising dinner for all Friends and supporters of the Museum to be held in the popular local restaurant.
Price per person £35 which includes pre-dinner drinks and three course meal and wine.
Dress: Black tie or lounge suit.
To make your booking, download the Booking Form herecomplete it and submit it! Also download the Menu here.

Welcome Back Lucy!
Saturday 16 March 2024, 11am to 4.00pm
at Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
You are invited to Bushey Museum to welcome the return of Lucy Kemp-Welch paintings which have been on loan to Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth and the National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket.

Walk and Talk
Sunday 30 June 2024
A return of the popular guided walks in Bushey village introducing local artists.
Free of charge. Meet at the Museum.
11.00am Sir Hubert von Herkomer
2.00pm Lucy Kemp-Welch

Outings

Visit to National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket
Saturday 17 February 2024
Whole day outing by coach.
Visit to the National Horseracing Museum at Newmarket where Lucy Kemp-Welch paintings from Bushey Museum are being displayed in their exhibition ‘In her own voice: The art of Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869-1958)’
The museum is situated in the centre of Newmarket, in King Charles II’s former palace and stable yards. The museum cares for and displays social history, science and art collections, dating from the 17th century through to the present day. It is also the home for artworks belonging to the British Sporting Art Trust - the collection relates to the history and science of horseracing.
Coach leaves Bushey from the Bushey Centre car park at 9.00am and leaves Newmarket at 3.30pm for return to Bushey.
Cost: £55.00 per person; Art Fund Members £47.50
For tickets, please download the Booking Form here and complete it.

Visit to Hever Castle, Kent and Royal Tunbridge Wells
Saturday 18 May 2024
Whole day outing by coach
Hever Castle was the home of Anne Boleyn, who was wooed, won and executed by Henry VIII.
The American William Waldorf Astor bought the castle in 1903, creating a spectacular Italian garden containing statuary from Roman to Renaissance times.
The coach will then take the group on to Royal Tunbridge Wells to obtain lunch and enjoy a walk around the town to appreciate the interesting architecture.

Full details including timings and price will be available in the March 24 Newsletter.