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Outings programme for 2023

Arundells, home of former Prime Minister Ted Heath

John Box and Stephen Illingworth have lined up a fascinating programme of visits for 2023. Starting on Tuesday 21 March with a trip to Salisbury where you can visit Arundells and NT Mompesson House which are both within Salisbury Cathedral close.

Arundells, a medieval canonry, has been extensively modified over the centuries, most recently in 1964 and then prior to it becoming the home of former Prime Minister, Edward Heath. It contains Sir Edward’s art collection and gifts and other memorabilia reflecting his years of public service and passions for sailing and music.

Mompesson House is a 18th-century Queen Anne town house and tranquil walled garden in the heart of Salisbury’s historic Cathedral Close. The cost of the trip is £33 which includes entrance to Arundells. If you are not a member of the National Trust there is an additional £8.08 for entry to Mompesson House.

Booking is now open – you can download further details and a booking form here.

Future planned trips include

  • Berkley Castle, Gloucester Docks and a boat trip on the canal
  • Bourton-on-the-Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum and toy collection and Model Village
  • Chichester and the Weald & Downland Living Museum – site of BBC’s Repair Shop
  • Bletchley Park – home to the WWII code breakers