Margaret Melville

Margaret Melville

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01753-865262, 07752-652234, 01753-865262

Introduction:

A Scot working in London who lived and worked in the Middle and Far East. Initially with BBC Television Arts Features, covers a wide range of tours from coach work to museums. Acts as examiner for the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

Personal Interests:

Walks/ Somerset Hse
V & A Guide
Oriental Collections
Art Galls/Museums

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

National Gallery - all periods. Tate Gallery - British and modern collections. Wallace Collection. Victoria & Albert Museum. Courtauld Gallery - all periods. Somerset House.

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle: I am a resident of Windsor and specialise in tours of the Castle and its history, as well as town walks. Hampton Court. Kensington Palace. Tower of London.

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey. St Paul's Cathedral. York Minster. Lincoln Cathedral. Tours include architecture, stained glass, tombs, historical significance

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts in all media. Victoria and Albert Museum guide. General tours also specialising in Oriental Collections and British Art and Design, 16th-18th centuries. Wallace Collection.

History & Prehistory

General tours but specialise in British history from 16th-19th centuries, particularly social conditions, historic buildings and towns: Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, as well as London

London Areas in Depth

Docklands. Royal Westminster. Kensington, Chelsea, South Kensington, The Great Exhibition. Richmond and the Thames. Greenwich.

Museums

Lived for 10 years in Singapore then Hong Kong, where worked as a museum guide and as a magazine editor in arts. Good knowledge of Asian collections: British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum. General tours and speciality tours.

Walking Tours

Walks of historical and social interest in London, particularly in Kensington, Chelsea, South Kensington - The Great Exhibition, Greenwich.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Somerset House Endorsment.

Endorsements:

British Museum, York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral, Docklands, Somerset House

Additional Qualifications:

MA

Driver Guide:

No