u3a

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Gallery visits by train

Status: Active, open to new members
Group Leader:
Group email: Gallery visits by train group
When: Monthly on Thursday all day
Week 2 Thursday

We intend to visit various art galleries / museums using only public transport for travel. The idea is to see, in person, as much of the very best art on show in the UK today as is do-able within one day.

The proposed destinations are :


9/11/23 - National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh)
14/12/23 - Victoria & Albert Museum (Dundee)
2?/11/23; 11/1/24 - National Glass Centre (Sunderland)
8/2/24 - Manchester Art Gallery (Manchester)
5/10, 12/10/23; 24/1, 21/2/24 - Stained Glass (in various churches, York)
14/3/24 - The Burrell Collection (Glasgow)
11/4/24 - The Lowry Collection (Salford)
9/5/24 - The Shipley Art Gallery & The Baltic Centre (Gateshead)
13/6/24 - Leeds Art Gallery (Leeds)
11/7/24 - The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy (London)
8/8/24 - Kelvin Grove Gallery (Glasgow)


I anticipate that some days will be very long (12 + hours), so a degree of stamina / fitness is required. And there will of course be travel, meal(s) & (sometimes) entry costs: these will vary considerably, depending on venue’s location.

There's no obligation to come on every trip - members can join in as many or as few as they like.

I envisage minimal ‘leading’: I’ll research venues, their temporary & permanent exhibitions, train (& local bus, where applicable) times and costs. And in advance of each visit I’ll prepare a brief, with info about the pick of that venue’s exhibits if I can find out what they are.

Group members will make own travel arrangements, but I’ll look into possible ‘group admission’ and tours for each venue if numbers justify this.

Please contact the Group Leader if you'd like to ask anything.