Museum of London opens Queen souvenirs exhibition for Diamond Jubilee

11:42 27 May 2012

Ben Walsh and John Wells with their mementoes of the Queen. Photo: Museum of London

Ben Walsh and John Wells with their mementoes of the Queen. Photo: Museum of London

Museum of London

The fabulous Museum of London has opened a new exhibition for the Diamond Jubilee showing Londoners with treasured souvenirs of the Queen.

Museum of London

Address:

London Wall, EC2Y 5HN

Phone:

020 7001 9844

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 10am-6pm

Admission:

Free

Underground:

Barbican, St Paul’s, Moorgate

Buses:

4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 25, 172, 242, 521

At Home With the Queen includes 12 professional photographic portraits of Londoners at home with their treasured mementos, along with photographs taken by Londoners themselves with their possessions featuring an image of the Queen.

A selection of commemorative royal objects from the museum’s own collections is also on display, including ephemeral trinkets produced for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, official Coronation Day street decorations, Silver Jubilee party paper tableware and current Diamond Jubilee souvenirs.

The 12 Londoners professionally photographed include Mak Gilchrist, a model from the iconic Robert Palmer video for Addicted to Love; Miles Landesman, musician, songwriter and playwright; London ‘gal’ Brenda Wilshere who grew up playing in WWII bombsites in Leyton; faithful royalist John Loughery and four-year-old Isabel who likes going to the park and wants to have long hair like Rapunzel!

Julia Hoffbrand, Museum of London curator, said: “For centuries Londoners have displayed their affection for their King or Queen through royal memorabilia.

“The souvenirs in these photographs are as diverse as Londoners themselves, and through them this exhibition explores the bond that many Londoners feel for the Queen today, as well as celebrating her Diamond Jubilee.”

At Home With the Queen runs until October 28.

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