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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
30th Mar / 2019
The 43rd Annual Symposium of the Furniture History Society: Pietre Dure

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

UK / Hampstead, London
10th Apr / 2019
FHS Visit to 2 Willow Road & The Isokon Gallery, Hampstead

2 Willow Road, London NW3 1TH and The Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road, London NW3 2XD Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11am - 4pm

England / London
1st May / 2019

Jay Stiefel ‘The Cabinetmaker’s Account’ John Head’s Record of Craft & Commerce in Colonial Philadelphia, 1718-1753

Portugal / Lisbon
9th - 12th May / 2019
FHS Overseas Study Trip - Lisbon

Thursday, 9 May - Sunday, 12 May

UK / Kent
17th - 19th May / 2019
FHS Spring Study Weekend - Kent

Friday, 17 May 2019 - Sunday, 20 May 2019

UK / Bedford
11th Jun / 2019
Visit to The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford

Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD Tuesday, 11 June 2019 10am - 4pm (tbc)