Geoff Allen, who organises trips for Travallen Travel & Events, reports back on a recent stellar visit to Aerospace Bristol.
These online virtual tours bring the beauty and wonder of the continent to you and your group - think of it as a fam trip for next year’s outings.
More than 60 works of art will go on display at London’s RAF Museum to shine a spotlight on different artist’s responses to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz.
The free London museum has been busy sharing details about its 2020 programme – and there’s some unique events going on.
Fantasy and fairy tales are brought to life at the Barnard Castle-based museum’s spring exhibition.
Beamish has announced a full programme of events for the year ahead inspired by national and local heritage.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has seen more than 50,000 visitors through its doors since opening last summer in York, sparking a further extension and plans to open the attraction in Leicester.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the remarkable homecoming journey of the world’s first great ocean liner.
The Group Leisure & Travel team have been here, there and everywhere in 2019. We’ve picked out a handful of our favourite visits to help inspire your next group trip.
Applications have now closed for this Reader Club trip which includes some of Wiltshire’s top attractions.
The Museum of the Home in London will reopen next summer after an £18.1 million development, doubling in size.
The Science Museum in South Kensington has opened one of the most significant medical collections in the world, featuring 3,000 different and interesting objects.
The World Heritage Site in Shropshire has plenty for groups to discover, from remarkable landscapes to fascinating stories.
Groups can now book events and exhibitions at the royal residences next year, including exclusive private tours.
GLT’s deputy editor Katherine Payne got an early look at the rare relics from Tutankhamun’s tomb in all of their remarkable detail.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opening this weekend at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea.
Get planning for next year with our round-up of the art and photography displays at the Royal Collection Trust (RCT)’s attractions.
The London Transport Museum has launched Hidden London tours for groups for the very first time, taking visitors down into some of the capital’s disused tube stations and secret spaces at a discounted rate.
This autumn, the city’s World Museum will display the first ever exhibition of Taki Katei’s work outside Japan as part of the UK-Japan Season of Culture.
The historic Welbeck estate has reopened its Portland Collection gallery following an extended closure after the theft of its Portland Tiara last November.
VisitBritain’s annual study on the number of visits to different attractions has been released, with two London sites taking first place in the top ten paid and free places to go.
Visit Buckinghamshire & The Chilterns has created new itineraries, suitable for groups, linking to various films, TV series and authors.
The Royal Collection Trust’s display George IV: Art & Spectacle will open at The Queen’s Gallery this November.
Our pick of some of the most unique places to take your members for a group trip with a difference.
The first building in a new 1950s Town being created at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, has opened to the public.
The RAF museums, located in London and Cosford, have revealed their programme of events which will pay homage to the iconic World War Two plane.
The Science Museum has opened a new exhibition named Driverless: Who is in control?, exploring ‘how close we are to living in a world driven by thinking machines.’
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will make its UK debut this summer in York city centre, allowing visitors to literally step inside his paintings.
The display, which opens this July and runs into 2020, will look at the latest car technology allowing visitors to design their own ‘car of the future’.
As well as learning about the human body through Dr Gunther von Hagens’ amazing plastination process, you can now get a free body-mapping service as part of a visit to BODY WORLDS London in a new interactive area of the museum.
The largest display of the artist’s work, in more than 65 years, is now open to the public at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
The shepherdess Alison O’Neill will have an exhibition about her life and work on display at the Dales Countryside Museum in Yorkshire from 22nd May.
A self-portrait of William Blake will be on display for the first time in the UK as part of a new exhibition showcasing more than 300 original artworks.
The Naze Tower in Essex has opened to the public for its 15th year, and will remain accessible for visitors until 3rd November, with a range of exhibitions, events and activities lined up.
With 2019 marking the 200th anniversary Queen Victoria’s birth, here are some of the places you can go to learn more about the second-longest reigning monarch, this year and next.
Coldharbour Mill Museum in Devon has revealed details of its latest group package, encouraging more people to visit the working Victorian factory and museum.
Her Majesty The Queen has revealed London Science Museum’s newest exhibition which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK’s Intelligence, Security and Cyber agency.
The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has revealed its latest 2018 visitor numbers with the Tate Modern taking the top spot as the most popular choice.
The exhibition, known around the world as one of the most innovative and daring, will feature a variety of quirky items and stories.
The Royal Air Force Museum in London has unveiled its latest experience - a virtual reality attraction transporting visitors to a pivotal moment in history.
A exhibition focusing on the young pharoah Tutankhamun and his tomb artefacts will go on display in London later this year.
The Science Museum in London will be opening a new exhibition this June which focuses on the future of driving technology.
Jeannine Williamson went to the new Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition, now on at London’s V&A.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, will return to the Beverley Art Gallery this summer.
Lakeland Arts has revealed that it will be exhibiting more than 450 years of art history as part of its 2019 programme of exhibitions, which will include a huge summer show on artists Ruskin and Turner.
Laura Sexton reports back from an exciting Reader Club Trip to Shakespeare’s Globe and The View from the Shard.
The Lake District’s new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories will open its doors on 23rd March this year.
A study carried out by Art Fund has found that 63% of UK adults visit a museum or gallery to destress, but with so many to pick from in the UK we’ve rounded up some of the more unusual ones.
This autumn the National Portrait Gallery in London will host a new exhibition focused on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art.
The new museum is set to open to the public for the first time on the 2nd February 2019.
Jane Austen’s House Museum is gearing up to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a programme of displays and events this year.
The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth has received funding to improve three rooms in the historic house.
Following its UK tour, Tim Peake’s spacesuit will go on display at the National Space Centre in Leicester this summer.
The British Museum in London has released details on its forthcoming exhibitions for 2019.
Two new exhibitions focusing on equine artist Sir Alfred Munnings and the British hussars have opened at the National Army Museum.
The British Motor Museum, in Warwickshire, has announced a schedule of more than 16 motoring shows for 2019, as well as a new exhibition.
From exploring the body, to the arts, here are some of the exhibitions your group can enjoy during 2019.
The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the much-loved musical film and features cars, costumes and original film concept art.
The new MK Gallery in Milton Keynes will open on 16th March 2019 and will feature five galleries showcasing the town’s development.
The first major solo art exhibition featuring work from internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga will run until January 2019 at the London venue.
We look at the museums, exhibitions and attractions with links to the First World War you can visit with your group.
The National Stud in Newmarket has been awarded with Coach Friendly Status by the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK.
A touring exhibition from House of Illustration, curated by Quentin Blake, has now opened at York Art Gallery featuring imagery from The BFG.
St Fagans National Museum of History in Wales has undergone a £30 million restoration.
The new exhibition, opening at the Bournemouth based museum on 2nd November will feature photographs of China in the 1860/70s.
GLT attended the opening of the incredible new museum experience in London, BODY WORLDS.
The new flagship exhibition, BODY WORLDS will provide an interactive and fun insight into the human body.
Fans of the HBO show will soon be able to explore the iconic filming locations as they open to the public.
The display, at the Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland, will present artwork depicting women from the 19th century mining communities.
Additional information on first Yorkshire Sculpture International event has been released.
The Garden Show at Woburn Abbey & Gardens in Bedfordshire will welcome more groups when it returns next June.
The wedding outfits worn by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be on display..
Christmas celebrations at County Durham’s Raby Castle will include afternoon teas, real reindeer and a festive market.
A new exhibition of pictures by the man dubbed the ‘father or war photography’ will go on display at Buckingham Palace.
Yorkshire has seen the biggest rise in visitor interest, according to an annual report by VisitEngland, so we round up five of the best free attractions that groups will love.
England’s ‘world class’ historic properties are enjoying a purple patch as enthusiasts flock to them in their droves.
A dazzling display of daffodils is just one of the horticultural treats on offer at Historic Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent next year.
Christmas at Dunham Massey will return to the historic National Trust property in Cheshire from 30th November until 30th December, featuring more illuminations and festive displays.
The horrors of the Spanish Flu 100 years ago is brought to life in an exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum.
The Emmerdale Studio Experience in Leeds has opened a brand-new set; an exact replica of the soap’s Café Main Street.
The ‘Remaking Beamish’ project has seen the opening of its first attraction as Joe the Quilter’s cottage is added to the reasons to visit at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North in County Durham.
This Christmas, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire will be transformed, both inside and out, to showcase what is expected to be its biggest Christmas yet, with a new indoor experience.
A new exhibition celebrating the impact of London’s first orphanage and school over the past 500 years has opened.
Groups visiting the Queen’s House at Royal Museums Greenwich will soon be able to get a unique insight into the clothes worn by the Tudors and Stuarts with a new costume demonstration.
A new exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London will open in February 2019, showcasing the life and works of Christian Dior.
Over 3,000 objects from around the world have gone on display as the Horniman Museum’s World Gallery is now open.
The plans for a new wildlife centre in Wales have been accepted in Montgomeryshire, with the hopes of attracting up to 60,000 visitors a year.
The countdown is on to the Bowes Museum’s catwalking summer exhibition which opens on 7th July.
Buckinghamshire-based Bletchley Park has announced it will open a major new exhibition featuring film and displays in spring 2019 to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The Kent Mining Heritage Foundation has received funding towards the development and support of the Betteshanger Project, which aims to expand the heritage offering in the area.
To celebrate London History Day, we round up five itinerary fillers for a day out in London that are dedicated to the capital’s past, and won’t cost you a penny to enjoy.
Kew Gardens, in London, will be transformed by a host of newly commissioned artworks of light and sound this festive season.
The Royal Horticultural Society has teamed up with seed and plant experts Thompson & Morgan to create an inspirational garden experience for visitors this summer.
Manchester Museum has received a confirmed grant for a major project which will see new spaces created for exhibitions.
The Bishop’s Palace in Wells will be hosting a new sculpture trail from this September within its gardens and Medieval buildings.
London’s Science Museum will host The Sun: Living With Our Star, an exhibition exploring the earth’s relationship with the sun.
An Art Deco building on Kensington High Street will become Japan House London: a visitor experience and creative crossroads for Japan and the UK.
Groups can enjoy an exclusive look behind the scenes of British soap opera, Coronation Street, with some new tour packages.
The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth will be celebrating its 20th birthday this year with a programme of events to commemorate its work and inspire new audiences about oceans and their importance for a healthy planet.
The Natural History Museum’s famous diplodocus skeleton is currently on a tour of the UK and is heading to Birmingham where groups can arrange dining packages at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London’s festival of outdoor theatre and performing arts, will run from 21st June to 7th July in locations across Royal Greenwich, Royal Docks and Tower Hamlets.
There are only a few days to go until a new major photography exhibition opens at the Museum of London.
Castle Howard, in Yorkshire, has just opened a new Mat Collishaw art exhibition.
Due to open on 26th May at the Grand Pier, the new museum experience will take visitors down memory lane through nostalgic artefacts.
To celebrate Museums Week (23rd to 29th April), we take a look at a selection of great and quirky museums in Britain that groups will love.
This year’s Royal Air Force centenary is to be marked by the opening of a new exhibition at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium.
English Heritage has opened a temporary walkway beside the Iron Bridge, which is currently being restored.
James Cook: The Voyages, running at the British Library, will tell the story of Cook’s three great voyages.
This summer, the V&A will explore how Frida Kahlo, one of the most recognised artists of the 20th century, fashioned her identity.
Groups can discover England’s greatest forgotten legend in a new night-time spectacular at the iconic Warwick Castle this August.
The Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland has opened a new temporary exhibition dedicated to the World War Two ‘Bevin Boys’.
The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool has announced its upcoming exhibition programme for the next 12 months including Mackintosh works and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.
Bristol has welcomed the opening of Being Brunel, a new museum dedicated to the life and legacy of one of engineering’s greatest minds – Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
We look at a selection of tourist attractions that groups shouldn’t miss on a visit to Frankfurt in Germany, from the culinary to the cultural.
A new exhibition will focus on the roles that women have played in the confectionery industry.
We look at five great ways to enjoy St Patrick’s Day this year or next.
This year is significant for the Welsh heritage attraction, with plenty of events and activities for visitors in the coming months.
The gallery, part of the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, will be open Schooling Good Taste later this month.
Two complementary exhibitions have opened at the National Science and Media Museum, one of which is a virtual reality experience.
The castle in Sussex will host the England’s Medieval Festival this August and will display reproduced Medieval sights, sounds and spectacles.
To celebrate World Book Day today, here is a round-up of locations linked to inspiring authors for a truly great literature-linked trip.
The 80-day exhibition, which takes place between 22nd June and 9th September across NewcastleGateshead will celebrate art, culture, design and innovation.
The official tourism organisation for Dartmoor National Park, Visit Dartmoor, has launched a range of itineraries aimed at group travel.
The Story Museum in Oxford has announced it will be opening It’s Always Tea Time, an exhibition of artworks from across the globe, depicting one of the most famous tea parties of all time.
Taking place this July, the flower show will feature floral gardens, speciality talks and plenty of inspiration for horticultural groups, plus a new poisonous garden display.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we round-up a selection of destinations with ties to famous love stories, which are also great for group visitors.
The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace has added an all-new themed shopping experience to its Christmas programme this year.
The Original Tour has launched open-top bus experiences in Windsor suitable for groups, to mark the royal milestones taking place this year.
Next year will mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, and to celebrate his work, nearly 150 of the Renaissance master’s drawings will go on display in 12 exhibitions across the UK.
Winchester Cathedral has announced a number of developments for the year ahead, set to restore and transform the historic building.
A free exhibition looking at the early life of Tony Warren, creator of Coronation Street, is now running at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
Today marks the birthday of author Charles Dickens. To celebrate, here are five places you and your group can visit year round to learn all about the famous writer.
Exhibitions we’re looking forward to this year, ranging in topic from paintings of iconic people to photography of the British seaside.
The wait is almost over as Liverpool prepares for the Terracotta Warriors landmark exhibition to open its doors to the public.
Longleat in Wiltshire will host a summer long display of animatronic predators, including sharks, crocodiles and bears.
Historic Royal Palaces has revealed its spring line-up of events, which is set to include historic cookery, Easter egg hunting, pub quizzes, and live performances about the imprisonment of Anne Boleyn.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool has announced the upcoming launch of its new Marvel Super Heroes area which will feature four superhero-themed zones.
The festival has started to reveal its programme of artists, performers and areas ahead of its opening in July.
Manchester City Football Club has launched a series of new experiences as part of its revamped Stadium & Club tour and in response has reported a 20% increase in group visits.
Visitors to Scone Palace in Perth, Scotland, this May will be able to attend the first full-contact Medieval combat championships in the UK, a sport rising in popularity around the globe.
Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of two new features to launch at Sea Life Manchester and Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester, this year.
With the Big Garden Birdwatch, run by the RSPB, taking place this weekend, we look at attractions to get your group interested in birdwatching.
The York Museum’s Trust has announced that Sir David Attenborough will be opening its new exhibition, Jurassic World.
The historic Bayeux Tapestry looks set to be loaned to the UK in what will be the first time in 950 years it has left its home in France.
A new fleet of ‘cleaner, greener’ buses has launched at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, offering groups a more accessible mode of transport around the English Heritage site.
An exhibition titled Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece will run this year, featuring sculptures by Auguste Rodin.
A series of new paintings by Damien Hirst, entitled Colour Space, will be installed in the State Rooms at Houghton Hall, in Norfolk this March.
Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro's immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru, in Australia, has been extended for a further period and will now remain in place until 31st December 2020.
Highlights of the Land Tours will be culinary and nature-based activities and will involve visits to the Dalmatian Coast, Venice, Zagreb and Slovenia.
With the promises of yet another great year in terms of group travel, Visit England picks out seven things to be excited for in 2018.
A newly restored wartime hut will be open to the public for the first time as part of a packed calendar of exhibitions.
Included in the programme next year will be a dinosaur exhibition, a collection of Vivienne Westwood shoes and a gallery of illustrations.
Blackpool has been named as one of the UK’s six Cities of Circus and, to celebrate, it will be featuring a year-round programme of events next year.
Arundel Castle in West Sussex has announced a full calendar of events in time for its reopening on 30th March 2018.
A new Imprisonment at the Tower exhibition is due to open in the summer of 2018 at the Tower of London and will explore the history of the prison.
A new photographic exhibition, Burma Veterans: Unforgettable, is open at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
London Nights is a major exhibition planned for the Museum of London next year which will unveil the capital at night through means of photography.
From 9th December, the V&A in London will host new exhibition, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.
Group tour operator, Just Go!, is launching UK-wide departures to see the Terracotta Army exhibition in Liverpool next year.
A new exhibition showcasing what is described as some of the finest examples of Victorian art will go on display at Blenheim Palace.
As work on the new Egyptology gallery at Manchester’s Bolton Museum progresses, new designs for the £3.8 million project have been released.
Group experience company, Groups Direct, has launched its latest brochure full of group benefits, including details of its popular Matinee Shows running in 2018.
The Royal Collection Trust has announced its programme of exhibitions, displays and group visits at the official royal residences and The Queen’s Galleries for this winter and going into 2018.
A brand new festival called Timber will debut in the National Forest next July, and will explore the impact of forests.
The Science Museum is marking 60 years to the day since British scientists launched the Skylark rocket programme.
The World Rugby Museum, at Twickenham Stadium in London, is set to re-open in February 2018 in a new location within the stadium as a new attraction.
Discounted group tickets for the China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition in Liverpool will soon go on sale.
The official exhibition about the late superstar and performer Prince has opened at The O2 in London.
A new festive trail at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be transforming the gardens into an illuminated wonderland this winter.
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North has begun work on a big expansion, reportedly the largest in its history.
Holiday company, Brightwater Holidays has announced that it will be offering more for hobbyists in 2018 with a new range or trips including garden tours and historic houses.
Hodsock Priory has announced that it will welcome a woodland theatre to its snowdrops attraction in February 2018.
We round up a selection of new attractions, hotels and exhibitions planned for 2018.
The National Portrait Gallery in London has revealed a new exhibition, Michael Jackson: On The Wall, set to open next summer.
Scythians, Warriors of Ancient Siberia, is a new exhibition recently opened at the British Museum in London.
The city of York is inviting groups to explore its rather delicious history following the launch of a dedicated chocolate trail.
In light of Scotland recently being voted the most beautiful country in the world by a Rough Guides survey, we select some of the most scenic and interesting locations of the North.
Burghley House, a 16th century country house in Lincolnshire, will welcome the return of behind-the-scenes torchlit tours this October to unearth hidden history secrets.
Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury has revealed details of its festivities for this winter, which include an animal-themed light display.
Hever Castle has revealed details for this year’s Christmas celebrations, including illuminated gardens, vintage fairground stalls and the history behind Christmas carols.
This Halloween, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will be hosting a Halloween event allowing visitors to explore the secrets behind the Harry Potter stories and films.
Visitors to Shakespeare’s England this winter season will get to enjoy a range of seasonal activities.
Edinburgh’s five-star attraction Dynamic Earth will be bringing the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, to life.
The Science Museum, located in London, will be hosting a season of exhibitions and events which focus on India and its culture later this year.
The Victorian and Albert Museum (V&A) has co-organised with the Peabody Essex Museum the first ever exhibition exploring the ocean liner.
A new museum is now open in Norfolk which looks at the history and art of magic and the illusion of performing tricks on stage.
Groups who enjoy an immersive spooky experience can take advantage of a Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town.
Sally Goodsir, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Royal Collection Trust, talks to GLT's Keeley Rodgers.
An inflatable outdoor sculpture installation has officially opened at Borders Sculpture Park, a new venue for open-air sculpture in Scotland.
Today marks Yorkshire Day, so we suggest a selection of quintessential ideas to enjoy the county to the max not only today but all year round.
Hampton Court in London has unveiled its winter season which combines, food, music and history themed festivities.
We take a closer look at Osborne on the Isle of Wight, focusing on its link with the film, Victoria & Abdul.
A new exhibition will be launched at London's Tate Modern next spring which will focus on a pivotal year in the artist Picasso's life.
Cornwall’s Eden Project has launched a brand new space themed exhibition which will allow visitors to explore the solar system.
The art galleries that form the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle have secured funding for a new project called the Yorkshire Sculpture International.
We take a look at the shortlist for the 2021 UK City of Culture to see what each has to offer.
More than 100 artists will be taking part in the fifth edition of the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) this September.
Visitors to Edinburgh can uncover a darker side to Christmas with Scotland’s Yuletide Past tours at The Real Mary King’s Close.