The world’s only museum dedicated to the British Monarchy has opened in County Durham.
Featuring around 3,500 items of Royal memorabilia from Anita Atkinson’s record-breaking collection, the museum covers 200 years of monarchy, from the tragic 19th century Princess Charlotte to our own little Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
You will be able to listen to recordings of the Royal Family, from George V to the present day, watch cine films of the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth ll, Prince Charles at three-years-old and Princess Margaret’s 1960 wedding. You can handle the memorabilia, read a newspaper from 1838 – yes, Queen Victoria’s coronation! Or re-live at the abdication crisis with original newspapers of the day. Hundreds of books are available for you to browse and you can pose for a photo with HM, HRH The Prince of Wales of William and Kate.
You can hear Anita Atkinson’s hilarious talk about the Royals, the history of the Monarchy and her own experiences while enjoying a traditional English afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, home-made cake, scones with clotted cream and jam. All of this for £8 per person – pre-booked groups of no less than eight people. Children and school parties most welcome.
Call 07798748828 for more information and postcode.