Visits Organisation and general information

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We arrange outings approximately once a month. We visit houses, gardens. museums, exhibitions as well as making occasional theatre visits. We hope our varied programme will contain something of interest to everyone. Our trips are a good opportunity to meet other U3A members.  Outings are friendly occasions and there is always an opportunity for lunch!

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Leaders (until October)

Jackie De Yong 01483 773676 and Sue Bradbury 01483 455475

Leaders (post October) Ann 01483 222913; Peter 01483 414050

Day and Time

Each Visit will have its own page and these will appear below  in batches as they are released


Travel & Booking dates will be shown on the page


Will be Unique to Each Trip


Excursions will be handled and booked by one or other of the leaders in batches to coincide with the newsletter. So It is vital to address the application correctly.



Chartwell, home to Sir Winston Churchill

Thursday 14th September 2017

£10.50 pp to card carrying NT members   £23pp to non NT members

Churchill’s love for Chartwell is evident in everything here. The house is still much as it was when the family lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes. In the lovely gardens there are lakes he created , walls he built and also wide views of the estate and the countryside for miles beyond. In the grounds is the studio where he painted containing a large collection of the paintings he made throughout his life.

All entry to the house is timed because the rooms and corridors do not have the dimensions of a stately home. We have two timed entry slots. There are stairs in the house which is 5 - 10 minutes’ walk from Visitor Reception , the café, and the shop. The café serves salads, light bites, cream teas and cakes. You can also buy takeaway items so if it’s a lovely day you are welcome to picnic on the lower lawns by the lake. There are plenty of benches in other sheltered spots too. As in any large garden there are gravelled paths, some slopes and a few steps but basically the site is gently undulating rather than steep.

To join this trip please fill in BOTH the forms below and send with your cheque payable to Guildford Area U3A and a SAE to Peter Woodington, Heath Lane House, Munstead, Godalming GU7 1UN, tel 01483 414050 email    Please note that Guilford U3A trips are only open to Guildford U3A members. Please initial the box on the form to confirm you are only applying for places for currently paid-up Guildford U3A members. This is an insurance requirement

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Impressionists in London – exhibition at Tate Britain + lecture (Optional)

Monday 27th November 2017 £25 exhibition only,  £35.00pp including lecture


This trip will include entry to the exhibition “Impressionists in London, French artists in exile (1870–1904)” and an optional lecture which will aim to increase our knowledge and enjoyment of the exhibition.
The exhibition is the story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France and presents captivating works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro and their compatriots.
In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists to seek refuge across the Channel. Their experiences in London and the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene.
Impressionists in London, French artists in exile (1870–1904) is the first exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history.
Highlighting their engagement with British culture, traditions and social life, their art is a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French artists and the remarkable works that came from their time here are not to be missed.



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Victoria and Albert Museum and Balenciaga Exhibition (Optional)

Wednesday 18th October  2017 £21.00 including exhibition, £11 coach only

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The permanent collections include furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewelry, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance. It is probably worth having a plan of what you want to see before you set off!

In addition we are visiting at a time when the Balenciaga exhibition is showing (at additional cost)

This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.

If you take the Balenciaga option you will have a timed ticket for the exhibition. It may also be possible for you to buy a ticket on the day at a price of £11 (people over 60) – but we would not be able to guarantee availability.

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