‘Community and Crown’ Platinum Jubilee exhibition opens in Ballymoney
Thu, September 08, 2022
A special exhibition celebrating HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is now open in Ballymoney Museum.
The ‘Community and Crown’ display features many items of memorabilia taken from Museums Service collections along with special keepsakes on loan from members of the community.
It includes items predating the Coronation and collectables produced for the Coronation, and previous jubilees through the years. There are also many items relating to Royal visits to the Causeway Coast and Glens area.
Welcoming the exhibition, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Ivor Wallace said: “Through informative panels, objects, and photographs, the display reflects how the community celebrated the Queen’s Coronation and her visits here in 1953, 1977, 2007, 2014 and 2016.
“It is a fascinating look back on our Borough’s place throughout the historic 70-year-reign, and we are very grateful to all the members of the public who have played a part in it.”
Visitors can listen to personal recollections at dedicated oral history stations, including memories shared by local residents and recorded as part of a Museum Services project while an inter-generational video, funded by the Northern Ireland Museums Council, sees pupils from Ballymoney and Eglinton nurseries pose questions to residents of Cramsie Court in Ballymoney about their memories of Royal visits.
Children can enjoy the themed play area which includes a dressing-up box and copies of When the Queen Came, the book produced from the inter-generation project, are available.
The exhibition is open until Saturday 3rd December and admission is free. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm (closed for lunch 1pm – 1.30pm).