Oxford at Christmas

10 Dec 19

Oxford at Christmas

£26 (FRWA members) £30 non members

Another chance to visit Oxford for the day at this exciting time of year.  Make your own choice of where to spend your time in this lovely city packed with museums, galleries and places of interest and we will enjoy the Christmas Market.

The Pitt Rivers Museum, shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year, is undertaking a review of its displays, including the famous (or notorious) display of shrunken human heads. It is finding ways to acknowledge the exhibits’ complex histories, as ‘things’ and as museum artefacts. 

The Natural History Museum, on the same site, has a special exhibition. First Animals, based on fossils from the Cambrian Explosion and featuring virtual reality experiences, digital reconstructions and animations. The Ashmolean special exhibition is Last Supper in Pompeii – the story of the ancient town’s love affair with food.  Admission: £12.25/Concession £11.25/£6 Art Fund Members. Both museums have fascinating and varied permanent collections.

Modern Art Oxford has a retrospective of the works of Kiki Smith: I am a Wanderer.  Alternatively, you could walk in the footsteps of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, or discover hidden secrets of Lewis Carroll’s Alice. Lots of lunching potential, and why not end the visit with a glass of mulled wine (non alcoholic version available) in the Christmas Market.  

We shall arrive in Oxford between 10.30am and 11.00am.  The coach will drop everyone at the Ashmolean Museum. The day is then yours to enjoy as you will.  Depart Oxford 5.00pm 

Return to Bristol by 7.15pm - 7.30pm.   Maps of Oxford will be provided.

Pick up times and locations

Prince Street, outside the Bristol Hotel (formerly Jury’s) - 8.00am

Clifton Down Shopping Centre near Boots - 8.20am

Parry’s Lane slip road  - 8.30 am

Cribbs Causeway. Coach Park H, near Marks and Spencer – 9.00 am

Please note that your ticket price includes: Executive Coach travel and driver’s gratuity

Ticket Price does NOT include: Entry or admission charges to places of interest. Meals or refreshments

If you have any questions about the trip or for information on disability access, please contact, Andrea Whitlow: 07779 934762, angew3@yahoo.com