Magna Carta takes centre stage in new gallery

Date Posted: 30/06/2014

The 1297 Magna Carta will be on exhibition at a new City of London Heritage Gallery which opens to the public on 12th September.

Admission will be free to the exhibition space, which will showcase a rotating selection of rare documents from the archives of the City of London Corporation.

Located at the Guildhall Art Gallery and provided by the City of London Corporation, the Heritage Gallery will be open daily and will feature further gems, including Shakespeare’s purchase deed for a house in Blackfriars, dated 1613, which carries his signature - one of only six known examples in the world.

The gallery will also look at the contribution made by London’s diverse communities, such as the Irish dockworkers and the arrival of African-Caribbean immigrants in the late 1940s.

A full schools programme will be announced shortly. Teachers wanting to book a school visit should visit the Guildhall Art Gallery site here

For more information visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/heritagegallery

Pictured: Magna Carta 1297; Copright London Metropolitan Archives.
 

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