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Diamond Days The Crown Jewels! at The Beacons

It would be easy to think that up here in West Cumbria, you might miss out on the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. However, that is not the case for Copeland. The Beacon is celebrating the lead up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style by displaying some of the most famous symbols of the British Monarchy.

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Opening on Monday 14th May as part of an exhibition of memorabilia relating to the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Copeland Borough Council’s museum will be displaying a collection of no less than six replica Crown Jewels. These glittering symbols of British Royalty will be on display alongside an exhibition looking back at Royal Visits to Copeland.

These beautiful replicas have been produced for Royal Exhibitions by the London-based company Juliette Designs, who manufacture jewellery for film, theatre, shows and the bridal industry. Their replica Crown Jewels are exhibited worldwide.

The exhibition entitled Diamond Days, will be displayed in The Beacon Gallery on the second floor of the museum from Monday 14th May to Tuesday 5th June.

The replica crown jewels will be on display at The Beacon for a limited time only – Monday 14th to Sunday 27th May. During this time, special evening tours of the jewels will be available. Phone The Beacon directly on 01946 592302 for details and bookings.

Schools are also encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. There is no charge for school groups to visit the exhibition, however due to the anticipated demand, special slots have been set aside for schools to book. Please call The Beacon’s Learning Team on 01946 592302, to make sure your school group doesn’t miss out.

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