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Discover the History of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London Display

Historic Royal Palaces are exploring the history of the Crown Jewels in an enhanced, elegant exhibition at the Tower of London. This new display is now open to the public, launching on the 26 May 2023, weeks after the Coronation of His Majesty The King.

To mark the Coronation year, this exhibition allows the public to discover more about the Crown Jewels than ever before. The display explores the origins of some of the most precious objects for the first time and showcases how historic jewels have passed through different hands. The re-presentation was prepared over the last four years by Historic Royal Palaces and is the first major change to the display in over a decade.

Ralph Appelbaum acted as the lead designer and appointed Michael Grubb Studio to create the lighting design for this powerful project. The brief was to provide in-case lighting to the new showcases and upgrade the existing architectural lighting, expanding to include the specification of a new lighting control system for the Jewel House.

The thoughtful and carefully curated lighting design by Michael Grubb Studio will now be seen by the millions of visitors who come to the Tower every year to see the Crown Jewels.

Discover the full project information here.