Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society


We have had a most enjoyable series of visits in recent years. We are fortunate to be close to London so are able to take in many of the special exhibitions arranged by the national museums and galleries as well as the special places such as the Royal Academy and the Wallace Collection.


Wednesday, 21 February 2018 London - a visit to the Royal Academy to view the Charles I exhibition. Bookings will be taken from our January meeting.

Charles I

4 - 9 April 2018 Normandy- We depart on Wednesday, 4 April in the evening and take the night ferry to Ouistreham with cabins. This will allow the whole of the Thursday for visits rather than travel. We will be based in a hotel in Lisieux and visits will include Bayeux in the north to Giverney in the south and take in Rouen, Caen and Honfleur. The detailed visits to chateaux and gardens are being finalised. We return on the afternoon ferry on Monday, 9 April.


If a booking is cancelled a refund can only be made if the visit is full and there is a replacement from the waiting list.

See photographs of our previous visits

Longer visits to places of interest in the UK have been arranged to Canterbury, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Lincoln, Glasgow, Northumberland, York, Plymouth, East Anglia, Chester, Bristol and the Scottish Borders when based in a hotel, we are able to take in a selection of local venues of fine and decorative arts interest over a long weekend.

In addition, European visits have also been arranged to Amsterdam, The Loire, Flanders, Dublin, Paris, Prague and Bulgaria.