Art Miles

Our first Art Miles events on Sunday 22 March 2015 were a resounding success – take a look at the photos. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to raise money for museums.

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About Art Miles

A new fundraising initiative to help local museums and galleries raise much-needed funds. Come and join fellow art lovers and supporters on a cultural fundraising walking trail round the grounds of your local museum or gallery!​

We’re running the first Art Miles events on Sunday 22 March 2015 at three London venues, just in time for spring: Chiswick House & Gardens, Dulwich Picture Gallery and William Morris Gallery. Proceeds go to your local museum, plus a small admin fee to the Art Fund.

Each walk will take in several points of interest – there'll be an opportunity to visit parts of Chiswick House and Gardens that are not normally open to the public, experience falconry at Dulwich Picture Gallery and come away with your own artwork from William Morris Gallery. You’ll also receive a lovely Art Miles bag on arrival. The registration fee is £20 for adults and up to four children (aged 16 and under) can walk for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

To find out more and to buy your tickets, choose a venue below. You will be sent your joining details via email as soon as you have registered and paid to participate. To help raise additional funds, come in fancy dress inspired by your respective museum, and ask your family and friends to sponsor you.

Art Miles – walking in support of museums!

Chiswick House, London

A masterpiece of Neo-Palladian architecture, Chiswick House was a showcase for the 3rd Earl of Burlington's art collection, including Italian and Flemish Old Masters. The stunning gardens have provided inspiration for New York's Central Park and Blenheim Palace.

About the event

The walk will take you through the historic Grade I listed gardens, including areas that are not normally open to the public. Guides will talk about the history of the landscape design and the features, many designed by William Kent, including the beautiful cascade water feature and the Obelisk. The tour will also include the classic bridge, Ionic temple, the beautiful conservatory to see the famous camellia collection in bloom and will finish at Chiswick House. There you will be free to wander at your own pace through the magnificent neo-Palladian villa, built by the third Earl of Burlington in 1729 to showcase his art collection and to enthrall his guests, the house continues to display many spectacular works of art.

Meet at 11am in front of Chiswick House. The walk lasts approximately two hours. ​


Raise extra funds – go in fancy dress!

Get your friends and family to sponsor you via the Chiswick House's JustGiving page – click 'Fundraise for us' to get started. On the page titled 'Let us know what you're doing', click 'Doing your own thing' and name your event 'Art Miles Chiswick'.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

The first purpose-built gallery in Britain, Dulwich was designed by Sir John Soane and opened in 1814. On show are some of the world's most important European Old Masters and British greats. The gallery is surrounded by three acres of lawned gardens.

About the event

Bring the family and join us for a Jacobean stroll through 17th-century actor and manager Edward Alleyn’s country estate. Starting at Dulwich Picture Gallery with an introduction to its fascinating history, the route will take you through attractive parkland, stopping to look at some of the notable historic buildings, trees and sites. Returning to the Gallery at the end, there will be an opportunity to enjoy some delicious food and fantastic falconry, as well as free entry to the Gallery itself. Feel free to come dressed in costume of the period!

Register from 10am in the café in by the College Road entrance. The walk lasts approximately two hours.


Raise extra funds – go in fancy dress!

Get your friends and family to sponsor you via Dulwich Picture Gallery's Givey page – click 'Fundraise for us' to get started. On the page 'About your fundraiser', please name your event 'Art Miles'.

William Morris Gallery, London

The only public museum in Britain dedicated to the leader of the Arts and Crafts movement is based in Morris's magnificent childhood home, in Walthamstow's Lloyd Park. The gallery was awarded the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013.

About the event

Raise much-needed funds for the Gallery while exploring your creative side in the beautiful surroundings of Lloyd Park. For one day only the park will be transformed into an arts and crafts activity trail for people of all ages. Along the route you’ll meet special guest artists and there will be one or two surprises inspired by our collections. You’ll leave with your own work of art, created step-by-step along the trail. For those who like an extra challenge, why not come in costume inspired by William Morris? There will be prizes for the best dressed. Wellies highly recommended!

Registration from 11am at the main entrance of the Gallery. We will be starting the walk from 11.30am, staggered in groups. The walk lasts approximately two hours.


Raise extra funds – go in fancy dress!

Get your friends and family to sponsor you via William Morris Gallery's MyDonate page – click 'Start fundraising' to get started.

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