Saturday 4th March

The Natural History Museum, Tring.


Tring 11:02  Euston 10:24


Museum open 10:00 – 5:00; entrance  free. The museum is 2 miles from the station and if wished we can also have a short walk in Tring Country Park.


Eats are available in the Ugly Bug Café, and there are picnic areas both indoors and outdoors.


Pam Robinson

Thursday 30th March

The Postal Museum, Clerkenwell.


This group interest visit will be open to members of the North London HF Group and the Morley College Rambling Club.  To qualify for a group rate of £13.50, there need to be at least eight people (the upper limit for a group is 60, so there is no risk of our exceeding it).  Anyone holding a National Art Pass is welcome to come along; but will be entitled to a larger discount than the group rate.  So those with Art Passes would have to come as individuals, paying £8 if they book in advance or £8.50 if they pay on the day.  They are not included in the group count.


The museum is situated at 15-20 Phoenix Place, WC1 0DA, near the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office.  It is within 15 minutes walking distance of Faringdon (Thameslink, Metropolitan Line and Elizabeth Line), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Chancery Lane (Central Line) stations.  It is in two parts, with the main static exhibits and cafeteria one side of the road and the miniature railway the other.


Full details can be found by googling “Postal Museum”.  You can even get a foretaste, on the website, of what it feels like to ride on the miniature train on a railway originally constructed to carry mail bags between Mount Pleasant Sorting Office and several main line London Termini.  The ride lasts for about 15 minutes and, at one point is in darkness.  Our tickets will entitle us to one ride on the train which has been booked for 2pm.


The proposed programme is: Arrive at the main entrance by 11:45 and, over the next two hours, look round the static exhibits and have a snack at the museum cafeteria (wraps, baguettes and paninis, but no hot food) or visit a local café.  13:45 reconvene in the other half of the museum on the opposite side of the road in good time for the 2pm departure of the miniature train.  There are more static exhibits to be seen after the train ride.


Payment has to be made to the museum at least two weeks before the visit. Refunds can only be made up until that date.  To apply for a place please send a cheque for £13.50 made out to ‘North London HF Group’ (even if you are a Morley Rambler) to Barbara Luke, 9 Princess Court, 74 Compayne Gardens, London NW6 3RX, before 1st March.  Please include your contact details.



Barbara Luke