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Play, Protest and Pelicans

Garden Museum, London

20 Nov 2019 - 9 Feb 2020

A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks

With drawings, paintings, photographs and memorabilia, this exhibition traces the history of the Royal Parks in London, from the creation of St James’s Park and Hyde Park as Henry VIII’s hunting grounds to the present day. Find out more from the Garden Museum’s website.

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St James’s Park and the Mall (c. 1745), attributed to British School. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Riding on a camel (1920s), postcard.

Riding on a camel (1920s), postcard. Courtesy the Hearsum Collection

Sylvia Pankhurst at a demo in 1935.

Sylvia Pankhurst at a demo in 1935. Courtesy ACME Newspictures

US soldiers in the Serpentine, 1943.

US soldiers in the Serpentine, 1943. Courtesy ACME Newspictures

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