Private Tour - Drapers' Hall and Merchant Taylors' Hall
- Drapers' Hall and Merchant Taylors' Hall |
- Talk and Tour |
- Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 10:30 until 16:30
The current Master and Master's Lady have generously invited supporters of the Art Fund to visit them at Drapers' Hall, one of the Great 12 Livery Companies, in the heart of the City of London. Built in 1420, owned by Thomas Cromwell, forfeited on his execution to King Henry VIII in 1540, destroyed by the Great Fire and subsequently rebuilt. The Company has an extensive collection of silver, silver-gilt plate, Gobelin tapestries and fine art.
After lunch the Beadle of the Merchant Taylors' Hall in nearby Threadneedle Street will give a guided tour of this Hall, also one of the Great Twelve. Created by royal charter in 1503, it too suffered damage in the Great Fire and later the Blitz. The building is a mixture of different periods.
An outing to Bridgewater House is proposed for the following morning.
This event has been organised by the Shropshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.