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Art Fund has helped museums and galleries buy great works of art since 1903. Through sales of the National Art Pass, corporate members and the support of trusts and foundations, Art Fund has ensured museums across the UK are able to display great art for everyone to enjoy ... Our network of 57 volunteer committees organise a lively and varied programme of fundraising events, lectures, trips and outings for existing members and potential supporters all over the UK.‘

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'Through our collections, buildings, exhibitions and events we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone who lives, works, studies and visits our city. Our colletions are recognised by UNESCO and the Scottish Government as nationally and internationally important.'

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The Abingdon Museum Friends organisation 'supports the Museum through fundraising and voluntary work. They meet monthly during autumn and winter for a variety of talks and social gatherings. In the summer months there are day trips to other museums and places of interest both locally and further afield'. The Friends can meet in the Parish Centre which is alongside the Church of St Helen nearby.

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Have organized occasional series of talks.

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'Why not join us at one of our regular talks that cover a wide variety of subjects from light amusing topics to those of interest to keen historians?'

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'Talks take place in the Ferrers Community Room at the Museum. Evening talks begin at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated ... The Friends of Ashby Museum organise a series of Wednesday afternoon talks.'

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Monthly lunchtime talks plus other events: 'Free admission, drop in.'

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'The Friends of Whitehaven Museum support The Beacon Museum and its collections by holding talks, lectures and events on the first Tuesday of each month from 7.30 - 9.00 pm.'

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The Friends of Berwick and District Museum and Archives 'aim to present two lectures each year, one in the autumn, and the other coinciding with the Annual General Meeting in the spring'.

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Access to 'a comprehensive guide to what's happening at Birmingham's museums'. Also, the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery organize occasional talks, as well as other events.

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'The display of the collections and exhibitions are accompanied by a vibrant events programme. Gallery talks and lectures, family fun days, outdoor festivals, theatre and music are some of the delights on offer.'

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'Brent Museum has been collecting material about the history of Brent for over 50 years and we have over 10,000 objects in our collection. We have items which are thousands of years old but we also collect from the people living and working in Brent today so that our collection represent all communities, past and present. From oil paintings to toys and flapper dresses to tool boxes we collect objects which tell all of the fascinating stories of Brent and its people ... Over 400 objects from the museum collection can be viewed in Brent Museum’s permanent gallery in Willesden Green. This gallery tells the story of Brent from prehistory all the way through to the present day.'

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'Blake Museum is a 16th century house located in the heart of Bridgwater, a historic market town and port, first mentioned as Brugie in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Museum was first opened to the public in 1926 and it is said that Robert Blake, the town's most famous citizen, was born in the house in 1598. Blake Museum is the local museum for archaeology and history of Bridgwater.' Annual programme of talks organized by The Friends of Blake Museum.

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Friends of Bridport Museum 'We hold an array of activities and events. There are usually three to four public events each year, an excursion to a stately home, museum or other places of interest, a Christmas Party and there is also the chance to work behind the scenes in the Museum.'

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You can search by Event Type 'Talks and Lectures' for events in a number of organizations in Bristol including the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

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Clearly-laid out Calendar covering Daytime events ('Gallery talks, lectures, films and exhibition introductions') and Evening events ('Lectures, debates, performances and films'), as well as many other events at the Museum.

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'Organise a regular public talk series'. ALERT At Review, I could not locate details of a 'History Society' talk series, as such - though the Brixham (Heritage) Museum, whose Website is cited here, does organise lectures and talks from time to time.

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'Brontë Society events take place throughout the year. A Contemporary Arts Programme also takes place at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

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Munch and Listen Lunchtime Talks and Evening Talks supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle.

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Lectures and talks within the 'Events Programme'.

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Occasional talks. Note also the events of the Friends of the Burton Art Gallery & Museum.

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'The Friends of Bushey Museum is one of the largest such organisations in the UK. It exists to support Bushey Museum Trust by raising funds for new acquisitions and also providing a focus for all those interested in the Museum. The Friends have a varied programme of meetings, events and outings covering a wide range of cultural interests ... Our Meetings are open to all ... Please note that Museum staff cannot answer enquiries about Friends events.'

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The Friends of Buxton Museum & Art Gallery offer 'free monthly talks by notable speakers followed by refreshments (guests pay £3 per talk)'.

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Thursday Afternoon Talks have been organized by the Friends of Chelmsford Museums.

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Talks arranged by the Friends of Chesham Museum.

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'A visit to Colchester Castle is now bigger, brighter and better than ever before, with brand new interactive displays including new finds and star exhibits like the Colchester Vase and the Colchester Mercury statuette.'

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Programme of evening talks organized by the Friends of Congleton Museum.

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‘The Curtis Museum in Alton is home to one of the finest local history collections in Hampshire, exploring 100 million years of the region’s past. ... The Allen Gallery is an intimate setting for one of the south’s most outstanding collections of ceramics. The gallery hosts an impressive and varied selection of pottery, porcelain and tiles dating from 1250 to the present day ... The Friends of the Allen Gallery and Curtis Museum was founded in 1934. Their aim is to promote, assist and improve the Allen Gallery and the Curtis Museum ... The Friends enjoy a programme of talks from September to May and have two summer outings.’

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Organize a range of talks and related events at their various venues. Usually free of charge, but check details.

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Gallery Talks 'Informal talks on aspects of the exhibition last approximately 40 minutes and are free with an admission ticket purchased on the day.'

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Range of talks held from time to time in the various museums.

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Have offered a range  of lectures and talks in the City’s various museums.

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Large number and range of lectures and other events at the Museum and elsewhere in Chester listed in regularly produced PDF brochure. The Grosvenor Museum Society also have a programme of lectures and visits; their monthly evening lectures are free for Members, small suggested donation for non-members.

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Tuesday Talks 'Enjoy entertaining lectures and talks by professional speakers. Talks take place every other Tuesday in the wonderful historical setting of the Granary. Talks sell out early so buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as seating is limited to 40 people.'

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Occasional talks, including some organized by the Friends of the Horniman.

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'Find out more about the world Bede lived in. The Saturday Talks, sponsored by the Friends of Bede’s World, highlight various aspects of Bede’s Northumbria giving you a valuable insight into the Anglo-Saxon world. Talks take place at Bede’s World museum on the last Saturday of most months at 12 noon. Normal museum admission charges apply; entry is free to members of the Friends of Bede’s World.' ALERT Formerly Bede's World.

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'Most meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7.00 pm.' ALERT At Review, I could no longer discover a programme of events for the Kingsbridge History Society - the body originally referenced here. So I have used the Record to cite the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, which organizes lectures and talks, from time to time.

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'Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster Maritime Museum and the Judges' Lodgings host a joint programme of lunchtime talks on Mondays throughout the year. Talks are free but booking is required to reserve a place.'

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Regular and occasional talks and lectures.

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Varied programme of talks and related events.

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Programmme of Lectures and Talks, some organized by the Friends of Malvern Museum.

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Wide-ranging programme of lectures and talks, often within the Museum Meets initiative. Talks are usually either in the Museum's Café or its Discovery Centre.

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'All meetings will be held in St Peter’s Church Hall (opposite the Museum) on Friday evenings starting at 7.30 pm, unless otherwise stated. Admission is £3.00 but for Members of the Museum Society the charge is £2.00. Refreshments are included.'

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Have organized 'free lunchtime talks every other Thursday so you can find out more about the exhibitions and collections from a whole host of interesting people. You'll be able to meet artists, curators and guest speakers, and quiz them about their specialist subjects' - plus other events from time to time.

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Arrange series of mid-week afternoon talks.

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A programme of talks each year has been organized by the Friends of the MuseumALERT ’Please note that the museum is now closed and will re-open in late 2019 or early 2020 following our relocation project to the centre of Newton Abbot.’

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'You’ll find a fantastic choice of events on offer in our museums. With talks, tours, workshops and themed family activities taking place throughout the year - there’s something for everyone. If you have free time during the day, there are regular talks at many of our museums, covering a whole range of fascinating subjects - at Norwich Castle and Time and Tide there’s a talk every week and most of these are at no extra charge ... Many of our events have to be booked in advance and you can find details of how to book by clicking on the links in the table to go to the page for that event. Events at museums may incur a small charge in addition to any admission charge.'

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Lecture programme organized by the Friends of Northampton Museums and Art Gallery.

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'Offers an extensive adult learning programme that includes adult group talks, reminiscence sessions, continued professional development and volunteer opportunities ...'

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Main series of weekly lunchtime talks plus special events from time to time: 'Unless stated, all talks begin at 1.10 pm and last for up to 45 minutes ... All our talks require a ticket.' ALERT 'Please note that Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s building is closed so development work for the "The Box"can take place ... Will open as the flagship building for the Mayflower 400 commemorations in spring 2020.'

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'The Museum Society organises a programme of events throughout the year. These include special exhibitions, talks, slide shows and courses.'

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Lunchtime talks plus occasional other talks and lectures: 'Free, drop in.'

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Programme of 'upcoming talks, lectures, or special events' organized by the Museum and Art Gallery itself, or by the Friends of Exeter Museums & Art Gallery.

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'Discover more about the history of Bournemouth and the Russell-Cotes through our talks and tours. Many are related to special exhibitions.'

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Monthly talks, Monday evenings, organized by the Saffron Walden Museum Society.

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Mission includes to 'play a key role within the local community, actively contributing to learning and education across all age groups, for example, through organised school visits, loans boxes and the provision of handling objects. In addition, the holding of lectures, meetings and entertainment events appropriate for a wider audience ...'.

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'There is always a range of events going on throughout the year at The Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. Come along and learn more about our history. Be inspired, get informed and challenge your understanding of the world. Join us for a mind-expanding journey of discovery either in the museum or on a guided walk of Shrewsbury ...' The Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery also 'offer s lively and informative programme of talks throughout the year'.

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'Talks and other public events are held about every two months or so.'

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Regular talks and related events organized by the Friends of Southampton's Museums Archives and Galleries: 'Members £3, Non-Members £5. Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available to everyone before the talks.'

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Opened 2018: ‘Looks to be a leading centre for arts and culture at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities. Set over three floors, the newly created state-of-the-art gallery spaces showcase over 2,000 years of priceless heritage and display contemporary artworks – sharing local, national and world treasures with all. Promising fresh experiences each time you visit, come and enjoy regularly changing exhibitions and cutting edge art installations, take part in the vibrant programme of events, and explore the fascinating histories of the Town Hall, its Assembly Room, Courtroom and Cells’.

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Offer a range of lectures and talks - including from The Friends of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum - as well as hosting events of a number of Groups. some cited elsewhere in Open Lectures and Talks.

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Programme for the Friends of Surrey Heath Museum: 'The Friends of the Museum enjoy a varied programme, which includes regular outings to places of historic interest, and guest lectures, combined with evening viewings of current exhibitions ... Booking details prices and times are sent out about 4 weeks prior to the event.'

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Details of Friends’ Programme of Talks plus other lectures organized by the Museum.

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'The Wilson, Cheltenham’s newly extended Art Gallery & Museum reopened its doors to the public on 5 October 2013 with a new building housing expansive fine art and touring exhibition galleries for the first time.'

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Lunchtime lectures most months throughout the summer.

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'The annual lecture series runs from October to April each year, on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, with a diverse and interesting range of topics. The lectures are open to Members of the Museum Society and the general public (a donation of £4 per lecture is requested).'

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Monthly talks, Wednesday evenings, organized by the Watchet Market House Museum Society.

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Range of talks, including those organized by The Friends of Watford Museum.

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Whitehall, built around 1500, is a historic timber framed Tudor house museum situated in a conservation area, amidst delightful weather-boarded cottages in Cheam Village, it is a shining example of a joint community project, for whilst the building is owned, maintained and managed by the London Borough of Sutton, through the Museum and Heritage Division, it opens to the public with the help of The Friends of Whitehall, a voluntary organisation.’

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Programme of Curators' Talks which run 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm: 'All these lunchtime talks are free (aside from usual admission charge)'

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