Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy
Open until 1 September 2015; PACCAR Gallery; £12.00 full price, concs available Book tickets
Since 1215, Magna Carta has evolved from a political agreement to an international symbol of freedom. Uncover the story of how its power has been used – and abused – from its genesis through to today’s popular culture, in the largest exhibition ever staged about this world-famous document.
Together, for this once-in-a-lifetime moment marking the 800th anniversary, are the iconic documents and artefacts that tell the story of Magna Carta: two of the four original 1215 Magna Carta documents, Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence and one of the original copies of the US Bill of Rights, both on display in the UK for the first time, together with stunning manuscripts, paintings, statues and royal relics. Read more…