Woking DFAS
is a member society of
NADFAS - National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies
Next Year
Tour June 2016
Shropshire Tour
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This Year
Normandy Tour
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Giverny Normandy Tour June 2015  
Giverny Normandy Tour June 2015 (above) 

Visits & Guided Tours Programme 2015

Our members have the opportunity to attend very reasonably priced guided tours. These optional events happen three or four times a year and include visits to exhibitions, galleries, museums, stately homes, gardens, cathedrals and other places of interest.

The Tour Brochure is now availabe for next year's tour to Shrophire - Click here

Wednesday 4th March 2015

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden

The Studio Tour

The film studio where the Harry Potter film series was filmed was originally an old aircraft factory and runway where planes such as Mosquitos and Halifax Bombers were manufactured.

The Harry Potter film series made Leavesden its home for more than ten years. As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props and costumes that were created especially for the films - just in case they were ever needed later on in the series.

Once filming wrapped on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 in 2010, the production crew were left with a treasure trove of thousands of intricate and beautifully-made artefacts, many of which wouldn't have been saved on a typical production.

The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. Many of the original cast and crew returned to reassemble the sets and record their memories from filming, and on 31st March 2012, the Studio Tour opened its doors.

Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.

11th to 15th June 2015

Art, Gardens and Chateaux of Normandy  -  The Arts Society Woking Tour

Water Lilies By Monet  Rouen Cathedral By Monet Joan Of Arc  
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25th September 2015

Royal Opera House & Masonic Temple

The Royal Opera House, Bow Street frontage with Plazzotta's statue, Young Dancer, in the foreground.
The Backstage Tours include an introduction to the colourful history of the theatre, an insight into the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House and a look at aspects of current productions.
As the Royal Opera House is a fully working theatre, each tour is a unique experience, and may include opportunities to see The Royal Ballet in class, or the magnificent backstage technology in operation.
Royal Opera House
The Masonic Temple

Freemasons’ Hall has been the centre of English Freemasonry for 230 years.

The building, which is listed Grade II*, dates from 1927-1933. The architects were H V Ashley and F Winton Newman.

The interior of the building is richly decorated.
The Library and Museum organises free tours of the Grand Temple and ceremonial areas.
Masonic Temple

Previous Year's Visits & Guided Tours
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