Troy – Myth and Reality (British Museum Exhibition)

This meeting has been organised by Tony Colclough.  A standalone version of this information is available here.  Picture - British Museum.

Description: We have purchased a number of ‘Senior Monday’ tickets at 50% discount for this exhibition at the British Museum. It is devoted to the great and ancient tale of the Trojan War which was precipitated by Helen’s abduction from Greece as was told by Homer and retold many times, for example by Shakespeare and Hollywood. Such was her beauty that the wronged Greeks sent a fleet to Troy to recover her and the 10-year war between Troy and the Greeks ensued.

For many years Troy was widely thought to be a mythical city. But now its site is believed to have been discovered close to the Dardanelles in Turkey and is much visited by tourists.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Where and when to meet: we gather for lunch from 12.00 at ground level in the historic Princess Louise at 208 High Holborn WC1P 7EV. A Samuel Smith pub, it is known for its fine Victorian interior and is a short walk from the British Museum in Great Russell St WC1B 3DG.   At the end of the visit some of us might like to meet at the BM's Gallery Café on the ground floor for refreshments. 

Getting there:

To Lunch:  The nearest underground station is Holborn on the Piccadilly and Circle lines. From the station walk west along High Holborn for about 0.2 mile until you come to the pub.

To the British Museum:  Following lunch, we shall walk together to the BM  


Timetable (approximate times)

12:00               Assemble at The Princess Louise for lunch.

14:00               Leave on foot for the British Museum

14:30               Start tour of Exhibition

16:30               Suggested end of visit: refreshments in the Gallery Cafe on the Ground Floor


Size of party: 12 max


Cost £10.00 Members pay for their food and travel.


Contacts Before the day: contact Tony Colclough at [email protected] or on 020 8398 0766. On the day: call 07930 171 307


Late arrivals Call Tony on 07930 171 307 who will advise you to catch up with the programme.



Book and pay through the IOP website. In case of difficulty contact Tony Colclough as directed above to book your places. You can pay either by cheque (preferred) or by bank transfer.  It is possible to pay for several places on one transaction.


Cheque:  make your cheque payable to The Institute of Physics (not IOP) and send it to:

Tony Colclough (REMS)

34 Sugden Road

Thames Ditton

Surrey KT7 0AE

*** Please annotate the rears of your cheques with:  REMS, Event title; event date.


If you are paying for several events with one cheque, please write them all.


Bank transfer: IOP Bank details are as follows:

Account Name:                Institute of Physics (GBP)

Sort Code:                        40-14-13

Account Number:            82403552

Bank Name:                      HSBC Bank plc

Bank Address                   62 George White Street, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BA

BIC:                                    MIDLGB22

IBAN:                                 GB15MIDL. 40141382403552


*** Please enter a reference with the transfer as follows:  REMS EVENT ddmmyy  

Where  ddmmyy is the date of the event (first event if you are paying for several)


Organised By
IOP London & South East Branch Retired Members' Section (REMS)
02 Mar 2020 12:00 to 17:00
The British Museum
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