Click on the BOOKING FORM button next to each event and the booking form will be downloaded.  You can then print the booking form and bring it to the next morning meeting or post it to the Event Secretary together with a cheque.  Please note that all Booking Forms are treated as though they had been received no earlier than the official date for opening bookings for the relevant event.

Evening Lectures - CANCELLED

27 May 2020

Arts and Architecture

Imperial Calcutta

Calcutta was the second city of the British Empire and a hub of cultural and artistic production throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.  The lecture provides an overview of the arts (poetry, theatre, literature, song) and architecture of this extraordinary city, that was India’s capital until 1911.  At the epicentre of the ‘Bengal renaissance’, Calcutta played a central role in shaping the arts and culture of modern India.  A huge variety of artists sought to interpret India’s classical heritage in new ways and to combine this heritage with Western cultural forms.  In the lecture how Calcutta’s arts and architecture were affected by British rule is examined, and the fascinating ways in which Indian artists viewed the British in India are explored.

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Outside Visits - CANCELLED

13 May 2020

Painshill Park and Denbies Wine Estate

Thursday 14 May 2020 - Follies and Vines

Painshill Park, Surrey, is an 18th century landscaped garden with follies, grottoes, waterwheel and vineyard, plus tearoom, created by the Hon. Charles Hamilton.  Inspired by Renaissance art and his Grand Tours, Hamilton created a sequence of breathtaking and surprising vistas at Painshill.

Denbies Wine Estate, England's largest vineyard, is nearby.  We will take a 50-minute vineyard 'train' tour to the vineyard's most beautiful viewing points over the North Downs ...... and then there is the wine tasting!

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Evening Lecture followed by Chairman's Retirement Dinner - CANCELLED

25 Jun 2020

Lecturer: Richard Thomas

"Tom Thomson and the ‘Group of Seven’: Painters Inspired by the Canadian Landscape"

Drinks will be served in the Main Hall at Moor Park Mansion.  


From 1912 Tom Thomson and  the ‘Group of Seven’ revolutionised Canadian painting.  Some were war artists who went on to produce wonderful portraits and townscapes, but all were  inspired by the Canadian landscape and the wilderness to the ‘north’.  The early focus was on Algonquin Park near Toronto – into which Tom Thompson mysteriously disappeared in 1917.  The others continued throughout the 1920s and 1930s and moulded the way Canadians looked at their land.  The talk will discuss the main artists within the group  (including FH Varley, Lawren Harris and AY Jackson) and show many of their defining paintings.

For those who have also booked Dinner: 
After the lecture you are invited to join our Chairman for her three course retirement dinner.  There is a choice of starters, main courses and desserts.  Please select from the attached form and return with your cheque by 25 May 2020.  We are delighted to say that the lecture and dinner will be accompanied by classical guitarist Charlie Reston.  


Black tie is optional for the evening.

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2020 UK Five Day Tour - CANCELLED

18 Apr 2020

The Art, Gardens & Historic Houses of Cornwall

19 - 23 APRIL 2020 UK Five Day Tour to Cornwall

Staying at Fowey Valley Hotel in Lostwithiel.  Visiting Kingston Lacy and Cotehele plus guided tours of Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum, Penlee House, Pencarrow House & Prideaux Place.

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Moor Park Mansion Guided Tour Dates 2020 - CANCELLED

     Thursday 23 April - CANCELLED

     Thursday 21 May - CANCELLED

     Thursday 25 June - CANCELLED

     Thursday 23 July - CANCELLED

     Thursday 13 August - CANCELLED

     Thursday 27 August - CANCELLED

     Thursday 24 September - CANCELLED

     Thursday 22 October - CANCELLED

Tours start 10.00am.  Last tour departs 11.00am.

Complimentary tea/coffee available on arrival.
Each guided tour takes about one hour, followed optionally by refreshments in the Mansion.

Prices per person:
Guided tour only: £5.00 (under 12s free)
Guided tour plus refreshments: £15.00 (£10 for under 12s)
[Refreshments include coffee/tea, finger sandwiches and scone with jam & cream]

Advance bookings are required.


Moor Park Mansion is closed until further notice.

The postcode for those arriving by car is WD3 1QL
The Mansion has a small lift (two persons) and an entrance ramp to the left of the main doors

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The volunteer guides are provided by The Arts Society Moor Park,

The Arts Society Rickmansworth and The Arts Society Bushey

General Queries


Moor Park Mansion




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