RWA Friends Cultural Group visits

This is where you will find details of all the upcoming trips and events.

If you would like to join any of the trips listed below please download the pdf where you will find a booking form to fill out and return.



Saturday 6 September Thames River Cruise

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The Friends of the RWA are offering a unique opportunity to participate in a cruise on the River Thames, taking in a truly different view of London, and passing some of its best historical landmarks, including: Cleopatra's Needle, the South Bank, St Paul's Cathedral, The Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, Tower Bridge, Docklands and Canary Wharf. We will see The Thames Barrier - This is the worlds largest movable flood barrier, completed in 1982 it spans 520 metres across the Thames at Woolwich. We disembark at Greenwich where you will have the afternoon free to drink in the atmosphere, the shops and the market or visit one of the many attractions including The National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, the Old Royal Naval College, and the Cutty Sark - the view across London from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park is outstanding.

The coach departs from All Saints
Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton at 8am
arriving at approx. 11am at Westminster.

From there we will catch the boat to the Thames Barrier and then on to Greenwich where we hope to arrive at about 1.30pm.

(Opportunities for refreshments on the boat are limited but there are many bars, restaurants and cafes in Greenwich). We will depart from
Greenwich at 5.30pm by coach to arrive back in Bristol by. 9pm.

The cost of the trip is £30 per person, which includes the driver's gratuity and your cruise ticket.

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Saturday 25 October

Cardiff Museum and Art Gallery (morning) Castell Coch (afternoon).

A visit to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, followed by Castell Coch, just north of Cardiff. Cardiff Museum contains one of the finest art collections in Europe. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics. There are examples of impressionist and modern art, with paintings by Monet, Millet, Rodin, Cezanne and others.

Castell Coch (The Red Castle) just north of Cardiff, is a ‘folly’ built in 1870 for the 3rd Marquess of Bute, who by the 1860s was reputed to be the richest man in the world. The Victorian architect and ‘eccentric genius’ William Burges was given free rein by the 3rd Marquess of Bute, to create a rural retreat to complement the opulence of his main residence, Cardiff Castle.

ITINERARY: Coach departs from All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton at 9.30am to arrive in Cardiff at approx. 10.45 am Lunch will be available at Cardiff Museum and we will leave for Castell Coch at around 2.00 p.m. Castell Coch closes at 4.00 pm. The coach will depart at 4.30pm to return to Bristol approx. 6.00 pm.

The cost of the trip is £22 per person, which includes the driver's gratuity.

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