Creswell Crags and The Portland Collection, Welbeck
Reception | Creswell Crags visitor centre
Friday 23 September 2016 - 10:45 until 19:00
A talk by Creswell Crags Centre Director.
A limestone gorge honeycombed with caves where Stone Age artefacts were found. Stubbs used the crags for backdrops e.g. A Horse Devoured by a Lion, and Samuel Hieronymous Grimm found inspiration here. Then choose to walk around the lake admiring the crags (free), or tour a cave (additional charges apply) viewing the faint engravings. Please note there are 47 steps up to the cave. See some contemporary Artfunded drawings and an exhibition of sketches by Major Haymen Rooke - the Major Oak named after him. Purchase lunch at Creswell’s cafe, or at the Harley Café at Welbeck, a five minute drive away. Visit The Harley Gallery, the farm shop, garden centre and restaurant.
Late afternoon visit Portland Gallery at Welbeck. Opened in March 2016. It displays treasures from The Abbey. Private reception with wine and canapés, followed by a curator led talk and tour until 7pm.
For information on mobility please contact 01909 720278. The museum has induction loops fitted.
This event has been organised by the South Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.