Queen Elizabeth II Memorial goes on display
To celebrate the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a new memorial exhibit is now on display inside the museum.
Look out for the new display in our ground-floor exhibition panel (near the recreated street scene). It contains some rare and unusual exhibits related to Queen Elizabeth II's coronation and reign that we had in our collection plus some items on special loan from our customers.
The new exhibit will be in situ for a few months to come, but if you'd like to know more about the items on display, then please see below.
We hope it's a fascinating insight into how the nation celebrated our last queen's reign and adds context to her recent state funeral.
R.I.P. Queen Elizabeth II
📷: Item 01 - An example of the Souvenir programme from the Queen’s Coronation on 2nd June 1953, we also display a similar programme for her father’s coronation
📷: Item 02 - A china cup souvenir from her majesty’s coronation on June 2nd 1953
📷: Item 03 -The presentation box for a set of black and white slides with rubber viewer showing images from the Queen’s Coronation on the 2nd June 1953.
📷: Item 04 -From a 1953 souvenir coronation calendar – an image by Lisa Sheridan of the Queen and a young Charles at Balmoral – Charles is driving a Triang Centurion pedal car.
📷: Item 05 - A striking embossed profile of the queen - assumed to date to her coronation. There are mountings on the back to support 5 flags in an arc.
📷: Item 06 - A gold-painted illuminated plaster frame with crown – produced by Philips. We also have one with an embossed profile rather than the colour image seen in this example. Assumed to be for decoration in village halls etc.
You can find this new display in our ground-floor exhibition hall. The museum is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm.