Exhibition: Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 9th Feb 2020

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £10

They started life as royal hunting grounds: Henry VIII created Hyde Park and St James’s Park; Charles I filled Richmond Park with deer in 1625. But over the centuries, the Royal Parks became open to all, providing 5000 acres of green space for the people of London, making it one of the greenest capital cities in the world.

The parks have seen wartime training, protests across the political spectrum, huge public parties and wild rock concerts. From Speakers’ Corner to the Serpentine Lido, the Royal Parks have provided a gathering place and sanctuary for the city’s ever-changing population.

Looking at Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, St James’s Park, Green Park, Regent’s Park, and Greenwich Park, London’s Royal Parks will draw upon paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia from the Hearsum Collection, Royal Collection Trust, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Museum of London to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks.

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