Southwell Minster celebrates Coronation Jubilee with embroidery exhibition

16th May 2013

Labour of Love: Embroidery’s Tribute is an exhibition at Southwell Minster to celebrate The Queen’s 60 years of service since her coronation on 2 June 1953 by displaying a variety of colourful and precious embroideries. These have a traditional role in honouring Church and State and the display will include important vestments loaned from St. Paul’s and Winchester Cathedrals.
The exhibition also includes the dress worn by one of the young girls who carried The Queen’s coronation robe in Westminster Abbey, which later in the summer goes to Buckingham Palace where it will form part of The Royal Collection’s own coronation exhibition.
Through out the exhibition, which runs from 18 May to 16 June, a programme of events will allow adults and children to explore embroidery techniques and materials, providing opportunities to handle fine fabrics and threads and learn more.
A free interactive trail leaflet will be available for children throughout the exhibition, as well as family activities during half term from 26 May to 1 June.