Exhibition

Platinum Jubilee Exhibition
The Crowning Glory: 400 Years of fashioning kingship

 

Sunday 22nd May to Monday 29th August

 

This exhibition is held within the Castle and accessible on standard open days. Included in your Castle, Park & Garden ticket.

 

22 May to 29 August
Sunday to Thursday

 

Closed Friday & Saturday

 

12pm-4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

 

Adults £15
Child £6
Family (2+3) £36

The Norman Hartnell dress and headress worn by Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby as Maid of Honour at the Queen's coronation
The Norman Hartnell dress and headress worn by Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby as Maid of Honour at the Queen's coronation

An exhibition showcasing exceptional items of coronation costume and furnishings, from Grimsthorpe’s historic collection, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

 

Included in your Castle, Park & Gardens ticket, at just £15 an adult, this is not one to be missed.

 

This exhibition brings together a carefully curated selection of coronation pieces, which have been displayed together for the first time along with associated images and portraits.

 

From seventeenth-century ceremonies to the crowning of Elizabeth II in 1953, this exhibition will follow the key role of the Willoughby de Eresby family through 400 years of English coronations, by exploring themes of power, loyalty, lineage, and memory.

‘We are thrilled to be staging this unique exhibition and revealing how these exceptional coronations became a part of the Grimsthorpe story.’ says Grimsthorpe’s Curator Emma Miller. ‘Visitors will experience royal history first-hand and may be surprised to find how the images and traditions of coronations are ingrained in our memories!’

The items on display will be brought to life by associated paintings, prints and photographs, revealing their original context in the dazzling theatrical pageant of the coronation ceremony.

 

Amongst the exceptional objects on display will be an exact replica of the lavish costume worn by George IV at his coronation in 1821, as well as his throne and canopy, with the highlight of the exhibition being the Norman Hartnell dress and headdress worn by Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby as Maid of Honour to Elizabeth II in 1953.

Scrap book photographs from Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby

Scrap book photographs from Lady Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby

Sponsors

 

We would like to say a very special thank you to all our sponsors, whom without, this exhibition would not be possible.

 

It is fantastic to be able to work with local companies to bring exhibitions like this one to life and we couldn’t be more grateful.

 

Streets Chartered Accountants

Tyg Tickets

Westmoreland Windows & Conservatories

Golding Young & Mawer

Melcom Systems Ltd

RTK Stamford Limited

Rutland Building Services

Savills

Longstaff Chartered Surveyors

Sack Store / The Stamford Garden Centre

SJM Plumbing & Heating

Taylor Vinters

Tilhill

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