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28th Jun, 2022

How Worcestershire's landmarks will mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Rob George 30th May, 2022

CELEBRATIONS are afoot for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with special events, family trails and crafts at The Commandery, Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle and at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

The fabulous fifties will take over Hartlebury Castle on Thursday June 2, when visitors are invited to dress in their best 1950s gear and have a sing and dance with the Bluebird Belles at the Lavish Living exhibition which celebrates life in the fifties including glorious costumes and a 1950s room setting.

From May 31 to June 3, younger visitors can get stuck into Coronation Crafts and will be able to construct and decorate a mini wooden royal carriage and make a sceptre to take home.

The Worcester Re-enactors will bring The Commandery’s historic past to life in a day of Jubilee jubilations on Friday, June 3. In the beautiful building and gardens famous for Royalist connections, there’s no better setting in which to tell the stories of the Royalists and Parliamentarians in the Civil War.

Children can turn themselves into a majestic queen or king by creating Royal Revelry crowns and sceptres, then follow a family trail around The Commandery to discover fascinating regal figures who have ascended the throne since the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

At Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum a relaxed evening of live music, themed cocktails, and a test of all things royal with a quiz fit for a queen will take place at Museum After Hours: Jubilee on June 1 from 5.30pm to 8pm

Vintage singer Melissa Hollick will be performing a range of classics from across the decades.

“The Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching and there are plenty of fantastic events to get involved with at The Commandery, Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle, and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Where better to soak up the atmosphere of the occasion than at one of Worcestershire’s historic sites?” said Commandery manager Rachel Robinson.

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