Coronation Event

Crown and Country: Grimsthorpe Castle Coronation Exhibition

Mar 30
30th March 2023 - 19th June 2023

An exhibition showcasing exceptional items of coronation costume and furnishings, from Grimsthorpe’s historic collection, to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

This exhibition brings together a carefully curated selection of coronation pieces, which have been displayed 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.

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.

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opening times

Open 12:00 - 16:00, last entry to 15:15

Thursday 30th March - Monday 29th May
Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday
Thursday 1st June - Wednesday 19th July
5 days a week, Sunday to Thursday

Book Tickets

entry & prices

Family (2 adults, 3 children)

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

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Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens



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More About The Venue

Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle is a majestic structure with its central courtyard and extensive parkland of great antiquity retaining its original glory