Malvern Civic Society

Visits

Local visits

These usually take place in an afternoon, using your own transport (but please note that the Droitwich Tour in July will be an all-day visit). The Kidderminster visit also starts in the morning. Booking and payment should be done at least two weeks in advance to secure a place. Please use a booking form and provide a separate cheque, made payable to Malvern Civic Society, for each visit. Final details are sent out by email or by post.

Coach Excursions

We may be able to organise coach excursions later in the year, when Government guidance permits group travel. These will be advertised in the newsletter and here on the website.

We have now arranged a coach excursion to Leicester for Wednesday 13th October 2021. This is listed in the calendar list shown below and must be booked using the special booking form linked from that calendar entry.

Booking

To secure a place for local visits, please complete the booking from issued with the Diary (or download the 2021 booking form by clicking on the button below). Booking forms should be sent to Ann Bartlett, 15 Pickersleigh Road, Malvern, WR14 2RP, enclosing a separate cheque, made payable to Malvern Civic Society, for each trip. Final details are sent, wherever possible, by email to those who book. You can read the terms and conditions here.

Visits coming up soon

Aug
5
Thu
Local Visit: Three Counties’ Equine Hospital near Ripple @ Three Counties' Equine Hospital, near Ripple
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm
The Equine Hospital was established in 1989.  It has since expanded hugely and now employs 20 vets and over 30 support staff, covering the Three Counties, Shropshire, the Welsh Borders and beyond.  All breeds of horses are treated, from Shetland pony to Suffolk Punch, and we will be shown the ultra-modern equipment and facilities on this evening tour. Price: £7.50.  At the request of the hospital, all proceeds will be donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice.  Maximum 20 people Start: 6pm.  Own Transport Please book at least two weeks in advance using the booking form (included with the printed events diary or available on this page).  More information will be included nearer the date and in the newsletter.
Sep
28
Tue
Local Visit: Worcester Porcelain Museum @ Worcester Porcelain Museum
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm

Dr John Wall founded the Worcester Porcelain Company in 1751.  Sadly, the manufacturing of china in Worcester finished in 2006, but the Porcelain Museum continues to pay homage to its magnificent heritage with the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world.  A recent £1.7 million Heritage Lottery grant has enabled the museum to show off its displays to best advantage.  The visit includes an introductory film featuring Henry and John Sandon and a talk giving a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective.  Refreshments are available for purchase at the museum.

Price: £10.00.  Maximum 25 people

Arrive: 2.00pm for 2.15pm start.  Own Transport

Please book at least two weeks in advance using the booking form (included with the printed events diary or available on this page).  More information will be included nearer the date and in the newsletter.

Oct
13
Wed
Coach Excursion to Leicester
Oct 13 @ 7:45 am – 6:30 pm

We are pleased to announce that this excursion, originally planned for 2020, will now take place on Wednesday, 13th October.

Leicester is an ancient town, dating from Roman times.  It has a rich heritage of buildings and was particularly prosperous in Victorian times.  It shot into the national news in 2012 when the body of Richard lll was found under a car park.  A state-of-the-art visitor centre was opened opposite the Cathedral where he is now buried.  Richard lll will be our focus in the morning.  In the afternoon, members of Leicester Victorian Society will lead us on a tour of the impressive 19th century city centre.

Lunch: Bring your own or choose a café or restaurant in the city centre.

Start:  7.45 a.m.  Pick up point Avenue Road, opposite Willows Kiosk.  Return at about 6.30 p.m.
Maximum number 30 (40) – On the advice of the coach company, and in order to be Covid-19 safe, we are offering 30 guaranteed places and ten reserve places, the latter to be confirmed closer to the departure date.
If you would like to go, please use this special booking form.  Follow the instructions on the form to send a cheque for payment.
Oct
28
Thu
Local Visit: Kidderminster Carpet Museum @ Kidderminster Carpet Museum
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am

A group tour includes tea/coffee and biscuits with a short talk about the museum and the history of Kidderminster’s significance in the carpet industry, a demonstration of hand loom and power loom weaving, and a brief tour of the museum.  This morning visit will last approximately 2½ hours, during which there will be free time to browse round the museum at your leisure.

Price: £8.50 per person.   Maximum 40 people

Lunch: Bring your own or choose a café or restaurant in the town centre.

Arrive: 10.30am.  Own Transport.  Rail option may be available, involving a walk from and to the station; details will be made available by the visit leader at a later date.

Please book at least two weeks in advance using the booking form (included with the printed events diary or available on this page).  More information will be included nearer the date and in the newsletter.