Discover how Amersham has celebrated coronations and jubilees over the last 125 years in a new exhibition at Amersham Museum. Opening on Saturday 26 May 2012 the exhibition includes photos and objects from Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 through to the current Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977. See how the streets and shops were decorated and find out what sorts of celebrations took place. The exhibition includes a range of memorabilia including mugs, plates and coins. Some of the more unusual items include a tin of chocolate to celebrate Edward VII’s coronation in 1902, a cake tin commemorating George VI’s coronation in 1937 and a silver policeman’s helmet awarded to a volunteer police officer for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.
Running alongside the exhibition there is a programme of jubilee activities for families during half-term. Hunt for crowns in the museum’s jubilee trail to win a special jubilee prize. The Jubilee Trail is running every day during the half-term week – from Saturday 2 June – Sunday 10 June, every day except for Friday 8 June. Older children and adults can test their knowledge of Amersham with a quiz that featured in the 1977 Amersham Silver Jubilee Carnival programme. The museum is also taking part in the Amersham Old Town’s Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 3 June. Be inspired by the objects on display and make your own personalised bunting and decorated plate to take home. Look out too, for the museum’s stall in Church Mead from noon-5pm where you can make a jubilee badge and a spectacular crown. Later on in the week, on Wednesday 6 June, families can rise to regal status in the museum, creating their own dazzling crowns and shields to take home.
Usual admission charges apply, namely £2 adults and children free and opening times apply. The nearest car park is located just off the Broadway, about 350m from the museum. If you need more information contact the Curator Emily Toettcher email email@example.com or call 01494 723700 www.amershammuseum.org