The Queen opens The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries with The Prince of Wales
08 June 2018
The new galleries in Westminster Abbey showcase artefacts spanning the abbey's remarkable 1000 year history, for the first time.
This morning, The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, opened The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at London's Westminster Abbey.
For the first time, the public will be able to access the galleries set 16 metres above the Abbey's floor in the medieval Triforium.
The Queen and The Prince heard how the space is to display 300 treasures from Westminster Abbey's collection which spans its 1000 year history.
The Prince of Wales visited The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in 2016 to see the restoration work in progress and unveiled the foundation stone in the Weston Tower.
The Queen and The Prince of Wales were greeted by the Dean of Westminster Abbey, The Very Reverend Dr. John Hall, and then undertook a tour of the gallery.
Her Majesty and The Prince met those involved in the restoration, including the Clerk of the Works and Surveyor of the Fabric.
The Queen and The Prince of Wales then viewed the historical artefacts from @Wabbey's collection, including a restored Sir Christopher Wren model. Other artefacts include an original 13th century altarpiece from King Henry III's church and King Henry VII's funeral effigy.
Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to officially open The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries – members of the public can visit from 11 June 2018. More details here.