Trip to Houghton Hall: Masterpieces from the Hermitage

“HERMITAGE AT HOUGHTON HALL”

Group trip to Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6UE

When: SUNDAY 16th JUNE 2013

Map: Click here

  • a beautiful country house with a splendid park,
  • an outstanding exhibition: “Houghton Revisited: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great’s Hermitage”,
  • an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Russian-speaking guide, who will show us the collection;
  • a picnic in a glorious setting.

About this unique exhibition: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/ra-magazine/spring-2013/houghton-hall-return-journey,471,RAMA.html

Murillo, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velázquez.

Here are SOME PHOTOS OF THIS TRIP.

ABOUT THIS UNIQUE EXHIBITION:

Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister, amassed the greatest art collection in 18th century Britain, and built Houghton Hall to house it. Yet he also accrued such debt that after his death his art was sold to Catherine the Great, and sent to the Hermitage. Now this priceless collection returns to Houghton in a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition!

This year is the 250th anniversary of Catherine’s accession. The Houghton exhibition, a triumph of international partnership, thus celebrates two extraordinary personalities: Walpole and the Empress. Above all it offers a glorious, unmissable opportunity to see a great collection returned to the setting created for it almost three centuries ago.

Read more here: http://www.houghtonrevisited.com/

ARRIVAL TIME: 13:00 (You may choose to arrive earlier and enjoy a scenic walk in the park and in the woods.)

START OF THE TOUR: 13:30

PICNIC in a glorious setting: 15:00

TRANSPORT: It is suggested that we take our own cars, but CamRuSS will encourage sharing and assist in helping to match the drivers and passengers, to make it fun and efficient! Car journey is about 1hr 15mins from Cambridge. Alternatively, a group of participants may take a train to King’s Lynn (a group discounted ticket is only £5), and then share a cab to Houghton Hall.

COST: CamRuSS is offered a special group discount:
Adults £15, Children (5-16) £10, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £46, Students £12.50.

*** PLEASE SIGN UP and PAY NOW***

+   If you wish to participate, please email us URGENTLY on info@camruss.com, providing your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBERS, an EMAIL ADDRESS, and the NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (specifying how many children and adults). Also please indicate your preferred means of transport, the number of spare seats in your car, or whether you would like a lift.

+   Please PAY NOW using either of the two methods:

a) Direct BANK TRANSFER to the following account:
The Russian-Speaking Society,
NATWEST Bank,
Sort code: 60-11-30,
Account: 18120466,
Ref: YOUR NAME

b) CHEQUE, made payable to Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society, posted to:
Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society,
24 Pershore Rd,
Hardwick,
Cambridge CB23 7XQ

Your payments should arrive by the end of MONDAY, 10th June, the latest.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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