Coach House Exhibition
The Coach House Exhibition at Alnwick Castle tells the story of the Percy family's luxurious state coach. In 1902, the coach was used at King Edward VII's coronation, and was restored for the current Duke's eldest daughter's wedding in 2011. The wedding dress worn by Lady Katie, the Duke's eldest daughter, is displayed in the coach house. The coach was also used in 2013 for the wedding of Lady Melissa, the Dukey's youngest daughter.
Harry Hotspur Exhibition
Alnwick Castle's Harry Hotspur Exhibition tells the story of the most legendary medieval knight in the country and the castle's most famous son. The exhibition, located in the Constable's Tower, showcases Harry 'Hotspur' Percy's life and character. He earned the name 'Hotspur' for being a courageous and impetuous warrior, having led 900 men into battle when he was only twelve or fourteen. The exhibition features historical records, his own letters, a film that focuses on some his most famous battles.
First World War Exhibition
The First World War Exhibition, housed in the Edwardian Life Below Stairs area of Alnwick Castle, features stories of people who worked and lived at the castle during World War I. The exhibition explores how the war impacted Alnwick in rooms that have never been on display to the public. The Northumberland Estate Roll of Honour is displayed, and visitor can also listen to a recording of names of people who served in the war read by those who at the castle today.
The Lost Cellars
Within the darkness underneath the walls of Alnwick Castle are The Lost Cellars. Visitors are invited by the Keeper of the Lost Souls to journey deep in the cellars' mysteries, where the sounds of the past linger and forgotten centuries fill the air. This abandoned space has been locked and undisturbed for decades. Unique to the North of England, The Lost Cellars attraction is full of grisly folklore and tales of terrible fates, along with hair-raising lighting, the latest audio technology, and character holograms. Ther performance lasts around twenty minutes.
Alnwick Castle's Knight's Quests offer visitors with a chance to experience medieval times. Participants will step back in time to 1389 as Harry Hotspur's homecoming is celebrated in the town of Alnwick. The fun includes dressing up in medieval clothes, playing traditional games in the square, becoming an artisan apprentice in the marketplace, and practicing knightly skills in the lists.
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