Garden Open Day

02/06/2023 at 12:00 16:00

Join us for a family fun day in the beautiful historic grounds of Lambeth Palace, celebrating the new Coronation exhibition!

We are excited to welcome you to Lambeth Palace Library and Lambeth Palace Gardens for a very special garden open day, celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III and the opening of the new Coronation exhibition, ‘A declaration of our hopes for the future’.

Join us for food, refreshments and fantastic activities, including:

  • Library tours and access to the brand new Coronation exhibition
  • Palace Garden tours
  • Crafts
  • Photobooth
  • Cookie Decorating

Entry is FREE for all, with a suggested £5 donation on entry. All donations collected will be given to the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library.

The last entry time is at 15:00.

About the Coronation exhibition:

To mark the coronation of King Charles III, Lambeth Palace and Lambeth Palace Library collections are bringing you an exhibition of materials relating to previous coronations from that of Henry I in 1100 to that of our new sovereign.

The Library exhibition will run from 12 April to 13 July 2023 with highlights that include the manuscript coronation service prepared for William III and Mary II, Archbishop Wake’s notes for the coronation of George II, a letter from George VI thanking Archbishop Lang for his part in the coronation ceremony, and the Bible upon which Elizabeth II swore her coronation oath.

Until 14 June 2023 the Library will host a display of artefacts from the Palace collections used in previous coronations, including the cope and mitre worn by Archbishop Fisher in 1953 and the large banners from the 1902 coronation from which Archbishop Frederick Temple had to read the service because of his failing eyesight. We also have on display the Bible used during the Coronation service of King Charles III for the swearing of his oaths.

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Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JU