Visit to the Burrell Collection and Pollock House – Wednesday 18th November

September 2nd, 2015Comments Off on Visit to the Burrell Collection and Pollock House – Wednesday 18th November

The Burrell Collection houses a unique collection of over 8,000 objects gifted to Glasgow by Sir William Burrell in 1944. Focusing on late medieval and early Renaissance Europe, it also contains important examples of Chinese and Islamic art, French Paintings and Ancient Civilisations. It includes work by major artists including Rodin, Degas and Cézanne.

A grand country house near Glasgow city centre, Pollok House is Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey and gives a real taste of upstairs/downstairs life in the 1930s.Above stairs, the lavish family rooms are packed full of period furniture and furnishings, as well as the UK’s finest collection of Spanish art, including paintings by El Greco, Goya and Murillo.

We will leave Kirkcudbright Harbour Square at 8.30, and Castle Douglas Market Hill Car Park (King Street entrance) at 8.20. We will return at about 6.00 and 6.30. The cost for the coach is £16 and the entrance fee for Pollok House is £5.00 (free for National Trust members). Lunch options will be available nearer the time.

If you are interested in this trip and have not already been in touch, you can get in touch with Helen Henderson using our contact form.

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