Celebrating Past Coronations

The National Horseracing Museum is delighted to launch a new display looking at past coronations.

Star objects of the display are coronation robes that belonged to Lord and Lady Fermoy, who were the maternal grandparents of Diana, Princess of Wales, that were worn at HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 2nd June 1953.

These amazing robes were designed by Sir Norman Hartnell, a British fashion designer, who also created Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation dress.
Male Peers would wear a cloak, whilst Peeresses would don a velvet gown and cloak. To bring them into the modern era, Hartnell’s design gave a modern twist on the traditional robes with scalloped edges.

Come and admire this very special display over the Coronation Weekend (5th to 8th May), as part of the Museum’s Coronation celebrations.

Event Information

Opening 5th May 2023

10am to 5pm

Included in General Admission