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A day that takes you "behind the scenes" at the world's most famous tennis club and home of The Championships. Accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, you'll be taken on a tour that will allow you to walk through the same doors that the player's use and sit in their seats in the Media Centre, visit Centre Court, learn what it takes to grow a perfect grass tennis court and much more.
After meeting our Blue Badge Guide, we’ll start the day at Heaven Farm with morning refreshments before heading back to the coach for a tour of the Ashdown Forest and its wild heaths and moors. Learn how the landscape was once filled with ancient forest trees that were felled for the iron industry and see the UK’s longest row of medieval houses in the market town of East Grinstead.
Yesteryear's England is yours to explore at the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings. The open air museum sits amongst acres of wildflower meadows and orchards with 700 years of history to delve into. There are over 30 different buildings and structures which have been rescued and re-built including a medieval townhouse. In the afternoon, we continue to Harvington Hall; an Elizabethan moated manor house dating from the 1590's.
Once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers, is a heritage site. Visitors can explore and experience the top secret world of iconic WWII Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within an atmospheric Victorian estate, where 12,000 people worked in complete secrecy.
London's canals have a fascinating past however you may not know that they are linked with the city's ice industry. London Canal Museum is, first and foremost, a water-ways museum where you can learn about the people who lived and worked on the water, the history of the canals, the cargoes carried as well as the horses that helped transport and pull them.
Follow in the footsteps of the Pankhurst’s, Oscar Wilde and Jeffery Archer as you stand in the dock at The National Justice Museum. Housed in Nottingham’s Grade II listed Shire Hall and County Gaol, are more than 40,000 objects and archives – the UK’s largest collection relating to law, justice, crime and punishment.
Enjoy beautiful surroundings and Christmas lunch along with musical accompaniment at The National Memorial Arboretum. The UK's year-round Centre of Remembrance is a spiritually uplifting place which honors the fallen, recognizes service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial honoring those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways.
Visit RAF London Museum - located on the former Hendon Aerodrome. The museum houses a selection of aviation artefacts, memorabilia and a collection of over 100 aircraft onsite including a Vulcan B2, Eurofighter Tycoon, Vickers FB5, Avro Lancaster and the legendary Spitfire.
Allow us to take you on the Silverstone Experience – a journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British Motor Racing, at the entrance to the iconic Silverstone Circuit. As you journey through the Exhibition, listen to fascinating stories of human endeavour, great sporting rivalries and engineering innovation as told through state of the art interactive displays and iconic imagery.
A truly iconic day out with a difference to visit Concorde – the Flagship of the British Airways fleet – at Manchester Airport. See where the Queen sat during the guided tour. With extended time in the flight deck, it’s a great opportunity for you to marvel at Concorde’s unique aviation engineering. You’ll be taken underneath the aircraft to explore the ground-breaking technology behind the supersonic airline.
Bentley Priory Museum tells the fascinating story of how the beautiful Grade II listed house became the location of Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940. After watching a short award-winning film, join the guided tour to discover stories of leadership, courage and technology and how the Battle was won as Britain’s darkest hour then became her finest.
Our first stop of the day celebrates all that is art and craft. The British Ironwork Centre is home to some of the most beautiful and intricate art pieces and sculptures known to the UK. After light refreshments, we then take you along to Blists Hill where you can travel back to a time gone by and experience a different way of life in a world before TV's, cars and mobiles.
Holding a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and other timepieces, the Museum of Timekeeping explores the story of time – past, present and future. Located at the home of the British Horological Institute at Upton Hall, the working museum is where you’ll be able to see everything from tiny watches to enormous church clock mechanisms – most of which are still in action!
Today we bring five centuries of communications history to life. With the help of our Blue Badge Guide we start our walking/coach tour, highlighting reminders of the historical Penny Post network. Discover the old parish markings, street and shop signs used to deliver the letters before the use of house numbers and postcodes.
This popular excursion allows you unprecedented access to the Royal Mint to discover the people and events behind the coins in your pocket, and hear some surprising stories from our history. Located in South Wales, the Royal Mint puts 1000 years of history into combining the finest craftsmanship with cutting-edge techniques to make coins and medals for over 60 countries.
A cultural day out to celebrate the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world! The largest collection of King Tutankhamun's treasures ever to travel out of Egypt can be seen in London's Saatchi Gallery. 60 of the 150 original artefacts appearing will be on their first journey outside of Egypt so should not be missed!
One of the largest independent aviation museums in the UK, Yorkshire Air Museum is home of the Allied Air Forces Memorial of Europe and is located on the site of former RAF Elvington – a WWII airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war. With 15 indoor exhibitions within preserved historic wartime buildings plus an impressive collection of over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles, it’s sure to be a day out you’ll remember!