April 2019

Visit to Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria

Welcome to The Arts Society Wensleydale
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 09:00
Brantwood Coniston LA21 8AD

Visit to Brantwood. Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AD  Monday 15th April 2019

Cost £50 per person to include travel by coach, entry fee for house and garden including Turner Exhibition, talk, soup and sandwich lunch, tea and cake/scone before leaving

To follow our December 2018 lecture “John Ruskin – Artist and Scientist” we have  arranged a group visit to Brantwood. According to the website “Brantwood offers a fascinating insight into the world of John Ruskin and the last 28 years of his life spent at Coniston. A historic house, museum and vibrant centre for the arts, Ruskin’s former home has a wealth of things to see. Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures, the house retains the character of its famous resident”.  Brantwood’s historical Lakeland estate comprises 250 acres, with remarkable gardens created by John Ruskin, his cousin Joan Severn and head gardener Sally Beamish. Beautiful in all seasons with spectacular views across Coniston water to the fells. An added attraction will be the opportunity to see “Incandescence: Turner’s Venice” Brantwood’s first ever public exhibition devoted to Turner.


Coach times to be advised nearer the time, the earliest will be 9am. Pick-up points will be Middleham and Leyburn and possibly also Bedale depending on numbers 

12.00 Soup and sandwich lunch

1.15 – 1.45 Talk

1.45 – 3.45  Self–guided access to house, grounds and Turner Exhibition

3.45   Tea and cake/scone

Around 4pm Depart

When booking please ensure that you advise us of any dietary requirements


Payment to be made on booking. The Society’s standard policy applies whereby the amount paid is non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled or, if you cancel, we are able to fill your place.  You may put the name of one non-member on a waiting list. 

Booking will open at the lecture on 12th February and will close for members’ priority on    31st  March 2019. Any members signing up after 31st March will be allocated places on the same basis as any non-members who have been placed on the waiting list.


Angela Keeble,Secretary  Tel: 01969 650774

Email: wensleydale@theartssociety.org