Treasures Gallery reopens

Discover stories that shape the world in our Treasures Gallery

Newly displayed items include Jane Austen’s writing desk and an original manuscript from Handel

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We’re delighted to announce the reopening of our Treasures Gallery.

The gallery has been closed for four days to allow for essential maintenance and the changeover of exhibition items.

Collection items in our Literature and Music cases have been revisited in their entirety, providing a whole host of new treasures for visitors to explore. Just some of the items newly on display in the gallery include:

  • My Ladye Nevells Booke, composed by William Byrd for Elizabeth Neville, one of the most beautiful music manuscripts from the 16th century
  • A printed copy of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus from 1631
  • The original manuscript of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks
  • Jane Austen’s writing desk
  • The manuscript draft of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’
  • A glass Moon globe from c.1850
  • Carmina regia, c. 1335; a book with magnificent paintings intended as a gift from the city of Prato to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples (1309-43)
  • A stunning album of paintings of Hindu divinities, c. 1780

Free and open daily, plan your visit to discover stories that shape the world here.