Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
2 June 2022
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Join us as we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee from 2 - 5 June, with ‘Crowns, Gowns, Flowers & Tea’.
This special anniversary marks 70 years since The Queen's accession to the throne in 1952. To mark the occasion we will be exhibiting the official replica of her Coronation dress, commissioned by Harrods in 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. This dress was famously worn by Claire Foy at Ely Cathedral for the sumptuous Netflix drama, The Crown. In 2020, the dress was also the headline exhibit as part of our popular Crowns and Gowns exhibition.
There will be a special floral tribute to The Queen by our Flower Guild in the form of several impressive displays interpreting key events, interests and pursuits in her life. These will include:
- The 1947 Royal Wedding
- The Queen’s devotion to 'The Commonwealth'
- Her love of 'Horses, Racing and the Countryside'
- A nautically themed display featuring ‘The Royal Yacht Britannia’
- A floral tribute illustrating her service as Queen to the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales
We will be extending visitor opening times over the weekend: Thursday - Saturday, from 10am until 5pm. Visitor tickets giving access to the Cathedral and displays are available here
There will be special activities for children and families.
A chance to see the 13 metre Jubilee Oak Table - A Table for the Nation.
A special Service of Thanksgiving will take place at 10.30am on Sunday 5 June.
The famous Octagon Tower will be lit red, white and blue overnight as part of the commemorations.
There is also a full programme of events happening in the city of Ely over the Jubilee weekend, find out more on the Visit Ely website