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Events Programme

The Society runs an extensive Events programme including day visits to a variety of institutions, private collections and places of interest, study weekends and overseas tours.

Members are entitled to attend any of the various lectures or symposia held throughout the year and participate in special visits, study weekends or tours, subject to availability of places. There is also a programme of early evening study events organised by the FHS Grants Committee, specifically for junior museum/heritage curators, MA/PhD students & young professionals in the trade.For further information on these events click here.

For any events queries or questions please contact the Events Secretary:

Beatrice Goddard, Westfield Cottage, 150 Bloomfield Road, Bath, BA2 2AT.


T: 07775 907 390


GRANTS AVAILBLE for FHS UK & Overseas visits including one day visits

The FHS Grants Committee now meet quarterly to consider all applications from members, to support their participation in FHS foreign and UK study trips where the cost of a trip exceeds £45.  Please contact Jill Bace at for further information and grant application forms.


Cancellation Policy

Please note that no refunds will be given for cancellations for events costing £10.00 or less. In all other cases, cancellations will be accepted up to seven days before the date of a visit, but refunds will be subject to a £10.00 deduction for administrative costs. Please note that in the rare instances where members cannot pay until the day of a visit, they will still be charged the full amount for the day if cancelling less than seven days before the visit, or if they fail to attend.  This is necessary as the Society has usually paid in advance for a certain number of members to participate in e.g. a tour/lunch.  Separate arrangements are made for study weekends and foreign tours and terms are clearly stated on the printed details in each case.

UK / London
12th Sep / 2018
Private Exhibition View & Lecture - Pendulum Clocks

Innovation & Collaboration: The Early Development of the Pendulum Clock in London Wednesday, 12 September 2018 3.30pm - 5.30pm [Please note this NEW TIME] Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SR

UK / Brighton
27th Sep / 2018
Brighton Pavilion

Thursday, 27th September 2018 5pm – 7.30pm

UK / London
3rd Oct / 2018
Private Exhibition View & Lecture - Gordon Russell

Lyon & Turnbull 22 Connaught Street, London W2 2AF Wednesday, 3 October 2018 6pm - 8pm

Northern Ireland /
12th - 14th Oct / 2018
Autumn Study Weekend

Friday, 12 October - Sunday, 14 October 2018

UK / Wiltshire
18th Oct / 2018
Visit to Great Chalfield Manor and Corsham Court, Wiltshire

Thursday, 18 October 2018 10.30am - 4pm

UK / London
30th Oct / 2018
FHS Annual Lecture 2018

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBE Tuesday, 30th October 2018 6pm for 6.30pm start

UK /
8th Nov / 2018
Exhibition Visit: ‘Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill’

Thursday, 8 November 2018 10.30am - 2pm

UK / Bath
17th Nov / 2018
FHS Annual General Meeting 2018

Saturday, 17th November 2018 11am - 1pm The Guildhall, Bath. To be followed by an optional tour at the Holburne Museum at 2.15pm approx.

UK / London
30th Mar / 2019
The 43rd Annual Symposium: Pietre Dure

The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN Saturday, 30 March 2019 10am - 5pm

UK / Kent
17th - 19th May / 2019
2019 Spring Study Trip - Kent

Friday, 17 May - Sunday, 19 May 2019