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Museum Tours

I have more than twenty years of experience as a highly respected guide for specialist museum tours, including ten years leading private tours of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and regular public gallery talks in the British Museum. Please contact me to discuss your request for a tour.


Viewing works of art and immersing ourselves in cultures far removed from our own in time and space, has the power to bring people together, to delight the eye, enchant the mind and contribute to the process of life-long learning for all of us.

I have given private, introductory and themed tours in every corner of the V&A in South Kensington and in many other museums and art galleries in London.  


Experience art in person: if you are unable to attend one of my lectures or study days, most of my lecture titles can be adapted as themes for special in-person museum tours for small groups. Whether you are members of a society, a group of friends and family or a single person who loves art, history and culture, I welcome all enquiries. No group is too small!

The portrait in the background is Antonello da Messina, Portrait of a Man, known as The Condottiere’, 1475, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Additional suggestions for themed tours


The Colour Red in Art

Luxury: a World History of Magnificence and Craftsmanship 

Changing Fashions as Revealed in Portraits

Tea, Coffee and Chocolate: A Social History

'Raising a Glass' - a History of Drinking Vessels

The Baroque Style in England and Europe

Madame de Pompadour and the Rococo Style

Neoclassical to Regency Styles

Britain in the 18th Century

The Arts of Spain from Al-Andalus to the Habsburgs

Mosaics from Antiquity to the Grand Tour

The Decorative Arts of China or Japan

From Asian Lacquer to European Japanning

Any Aspect of Ceramics for example:

Blue and White Ceramics or 18th Century Porcelain or Chinese Ceramics

 The Passion for Italy in Britain- an Enduring Devotion

Please contact me with your enquiry 

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