Tuesday 7th March – 9th meeting of 2017
Today as there were only six of us we opted to go back to the Victoria and Albert Museum to look at the Beatrix Potter exhibition. We had spoken of this many times but decided to visit it today, so we met at Charing Cross and took the District line to South Kensington and then the walk through the tunnel to the Museum. This train and walkway is always very busy with many groups of school children visiting the wonderful free museums here!
Our first stop as usual the William Morris tea rooms for a cuppa and a chat! Then we made our way up to Gallery 106. The exhibits were set in glass cabinets set around the walls. On show were illustrations of Beatrice Potter’s works and her wonderful sketches of Peter rabbit, mice, flowers and all things of nature. Her work was very intricate and detailed. There were also some documents and information on here life in London. When she was living in London she often visited the Victoria and Albert and Natural History Museums to research for her work. Although a small collection it was fascinating and a pleasure to look at.
As it didn’t take that long to look at the exhibits we went into the jewellery section which was in the next gallery. This is a marvelous collection of jewellery pieces of all shapes sizes and dating from ancient times to the modern-day. The pieces on display are wonderful and could be visited many times. It is a very large collection covering two floors.
From here after a stop in the Museum shop and making few purchases we made our way to the station and trains home after a very pleasant morning.