Members' Event Diary

Events are organised and run for the enjoyment of members and their guests.

In 2023 we ran 21 activities and fundraising events which were attended by over 500 members and their guests.  

More events for 2024 will be added below as dates are finalised.

Bookings can be made online or the forms can be printed and posted.  Payment may be made by either BACS or cheque.

Visit to Quarr Abbey BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED

Wednesday 22nd May 2024


Wednesday, 22nd May at 2.30.

The cost will be £12.50 which includes a donation to the Abbey.

This will be a private guided tour of the Abbey by Dr. Dominic Fontana,  Chair of the Friends of the Abbey.  Dr. Fontana has an extensive knowledge of the Abbey and is an active broadcaster contributing to several documentaries geographical and historical having formerly taught post graduate and undergraduate geographical information systems at the University of Portsmouth.

Following the tour, refreshments will be...

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'Hidden Osborne' - Tour by Christopher Warleigh-Lack FULLY BOOKED

Friday 7th June 2024

6:00pm and 7:00pm

Christopher Warleigh-Lack, the curator of Osborne, will give you a tour of some of the areas of Osborne that visitors never see. This will include visiting the basement areas, including the coal cellars, the Queen’s lift mechanism and up on the roof.

Numbers will be limited to two groups of 20 and is for members only.  The tour will last 45 minutes.

The first group will meet at the Education Rooms at 5:40 for a tour from 6:00 to 6:45.

The second group will meet at the Education Rooms at 6:40 for a tour from 7:00 to...

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Ladies' Midsummer Lunch

Friday 21st June 2024

Members can meet for lunch in the Terrace Restaurant. It will not be a set menu but members can choose from the restaurant menu below or fetch food from the cafe area.  We will be seated at one table inside so it is a good opportunity to come along and enjoy meeting other members for a chat over a bite to eat. Come alone or bring a friend. They do not have to be a member.

We will ask for a £5 deposit and bookings need to be 7 days in advance. This will enable the staff to reserve a table for us.

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The Walled Garden Drinks Party

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

6.30 to 8.30 pm

Come and enjoy an opportunity to visit the Walled Garden after the general public has left. 

We are planning a drinks party there for Friends and their guests from 6.30-8.30pm on Wed 3 July. Wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be on offer. 

We are hoping to keep the cost down to £15 a head, or £20 a head, if we engage a harpist to play for us as well.  

Further details and a booking form will follow.

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Visit to East Cowes Classic Boat Museum

Wednesday 10th July 2024

Wednesday 10th July, 10.30.  Cost £12.50.

We are pleased to arrange a private visit to the Classic Boat Museum situated just before the promenade, East Cowes where parking is easy.  This will be a private tour, the Gallery will be closed to the public while we visit.   There is an extensive collection of maritime artifacts, boat models and photographs.  After the guided tour there will be refreshments, a small shop and the opportunity to return to the gallery for as long as you wish.   You are invited to bring along friends who also may be...

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Making of the Queen - Talk

Thursday 5th September 2024

Talk by Kevin Shaw

Further details to follow

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'Princess Beatrice - Island Governor' - Talk

Thursday 17th October 2024

Talk by Sarah Long

Further details to follow

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