Last weekend, two of our London groups were invited to a tea party at one of London’s most iconic institutions, The British Museum.
On arrival the guests were escorted down to the basement where they were served a delightful afternoon tea and given a talk on the history of the museum by Head of Collections Tony Spence. Staff also put on a raffle where guests could win a range of prizes including books from previous exhibitions, postcards and a statue of The Thinker. They were later taken on a tour of the new ‘Rodin and the art of ancient Greece’ exhibition, where Curator, Celeste Farge, was on hand to answer questions.
Sharon Frankland, fundraiser said “Everyone really enjoyed it. For some it was the first time they had visited so it was amazing to be given such a detailed insight into the museums history.”
The security team even gave volunteers permission to drive the older guests right up to the main front entrance. Gwen, 85, said “This was a highlight, I felt like the queen!”
We’d like to thank everyone at the British Museum for making this day extra special for our guests!
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