New Crown Jewels exhibition to go on display

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:01 AM

A new exhibition of the Crown Jewels is to go on display

A new exhibition of the Crown Jewels is to go on display

On March 29th 2012 a new display of the world famous Crown Jewels will be exhibited at the Tower of London to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The new exhibition will show the jewels like never before, featuring evocative graphics, music and film footage, and will enable visitors to explore the importance of the Crown Jewels to the British Monarchy and the role of the Tower in protecting these treasures.

The display will focus on the coronation ceremony as its central theme and will examine how the regalia are used during the ceremony and explore the symbolism of each object.

Newly restored film footage of Her Majesty the Queen’s coronation in 1953 will also be shown.

The Crown Jewels will be exhibited with improved lighting to showcase their true beauty. Other new features being introduced include tactile three-dimensional models for visually impaired visitors and a lift offering level access to a raised viewing platform for the first time.

Michael Day, chief executive of Historic Royal Palaces, said, “We are incredibly proud to unveil this new presentation of the world’s premier collection of diamonds and precious jewels. The Crown Jewels, renowned for their beauty and historical significance, capture the imagination of visitors worldwide. With all eyes on London in 2012 for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games, this display will enable us to showcase Britain’s most prized treasures in all their glory.”

Destroyed at the Tower after the Civil War and remade for Charles II’s coronation in 1661, the Crown Jewels signify royal authority to lead, and protect, the nation and includes some of the most extraordinary diamonds in the world. The jewels attract round 2.5 million visitors from around the world every year.

Follow us @Travelbite

Travel Directory Articles

Do something different in 2014

India is a great choice for a foodie holiday

If you’re tired of going on the same kinds of holidays year in, year out, why not consider breaking the mould in 2014 and doing something a bit different? There’s certainly a lot more on offer than your standard break in a resort - check out our suggestions.

Great things to do in Dublin

Visit the Temple Bar pub and the area of the same name in Dublin

There is no doubt that Dublin is a world-class city with lots to hold the visitor's interest, but what are the truly great things to do? Read on for a selection of the must-see attractions to tick off if you are only in town for a limited amount of time. Then hire yourself a vehicle with Auto Europe to ensure you get round them all.

A guide to the various sailing holiday options

There are several kinds of sailing holiday

If you’ve never been on a sailing holiday before, you may think that organising one is as simple as hiring a yacht, choosing a destination and then setting sail. While that is, in a nutshell, how it works, there’s a bit more to the booking process than that.