Published 28 March 2019

The Queen saw horses on parade at a stables, opened a new music centre at a school and visited a multi-purpose art centre.

The Queen saw horses on parade at a stables, opened a new music centre at a school and visited a multi-purpose art centre.

The Queen arrived in Somerset on the Royal Train. The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw welcomed Her Majesty to the county at Castle Cary station.

the-queen-somerset-train-station

The Queen’s first engagement of the day was at the Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat, where Her Majesty saw horses on parade.

The Queen’s first engagement of the day was at the Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat, where Her Majesty saw horses on parade.

The Queen heard from representatives from The University of Bath working on research projects on equestrian sport spinal injuries and racehorse welfare.

Next stop was at King’s Bruton, a coeducational school founded in 1519. To mark 500 years of the School, Her Majesty will officially opened the School’s new Music Centre.

the-queen-opens-school-in-somerset

The Queen toured the new Music Centre, seeing the Percussion Room and meeting pupils and staff, before watching a performance by the School choir.

Before leaving the school, Her Majesty officially named a new Avon and Somerset Police horse. Her Majesty later visited Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and multi-purpose arts centre located at Durslade Farm.

the-queen-in-somerset-2019

The gallery showcases art, architecture and the surrounding Somerset landscape through innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. The space also hosts talks, seminars, screenings and educational workshops for local schools.

the-queen-gallery

The Queen met schoolchildren taking part in a creative workshop, as well as former artist-in-residence Catherine Goodman. On display at the gallery currently, are exhibitions by Catherine Goodman and Matthew Day Jackson.

More on The Queen’s work here.