Kent & Surrey

Kent & Surrey

The group has run continuously since its foundation in 1994. We aim to hold around 10 to 12 events a year catering for a wide range of interest. Events include visits to buildings undergoing conservation and repair projects to allow members to see conservation in action, buildings and landscapes of historical and architectural interest, and visits to some of south east England’s most significant buildings including behind the scenes tours of Cathedrals, Royal Palaces and major military fortifications.

In recent years visits have included: tours of Rochester, Canterbury, Chichester and St Paul’s cathedrals; the Tower of London; and behind the scenes of Dover castle, the Western Heights Fortifications and a number of National Trust Properties. We also aim to gain access to privately-owned houses each year, allowing members unique opportunities to see buildings not open to the public. Numbers vary on visits from 10 participants for specialist events to over 50 people on town tours, and we try to ensure everybody gets something when visits are oversubscribed. We also aim to ensure the events are both informative and friendly with refreshments included if possible, so members can spend time getting to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere.

The programme of events is open for booking each January. Please download the list of events for 2019 and the booking form and send any enquiries to the administrator: kent.surrey@spab.org.uk