Friends excursions: Stonor Park, Oxon
Tour Stonor Park, one of England’s oldest surviving Manor Houses, and discover its Old Master drawings, European bronzes and 17th-century Flemish tapestries.
On this private tour for Friends of the RA, we’ll learn about the unusual architectural developments of Stonor Park and see the remarkable collection of family portraits, drawings, tapestries and beautiful stained glass. Home to the same family for 850 years, Stonor boasts a 17th-century library, which has one of the finest collections of recusant literature in England. Another highlight is the dining room, hung with 19th-century French wallpaper depicting Paris viewed from the Seine. We will also visit the grand Gothic revival hall and the dramatic Long Gallery, which opens onto the Italianate Gardens.
After lunch we have time to explore the gardens and the 13th-century chapel and visit Stonor’s perfectly preserved prehistoric stone circle, estimated to be 4-5,000 years old.
● Fully booked
Tuesday 11 April 2017
9am — 6.30pm
Join the coach on Piccadilly outside the RA. Please note that the coach will leave promptly at 9am
£85. Includes morning coffee and biscuits, a two-course lunch with wine, tea and cake.