A new display of the Crown Jewels opened on March 29, 2012, along with an introductory exhibition that focuses on coronation ceremonies since 1066. The jewels will be shown in the order in which they are used in coronation ceremonies, with improved lighting and three-dimensional models for visually-impaired visitors. The exhibition examines how the jewels are used during the ceremony and the symbolism of each object, and includes restored film footage of the Queen's coronation in 1953 and music – Handel's coronation anthems.
The Crown Jewels
|Venue name:||Tower of London||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Mar-Oct Tue-Sat 9am-5.30pm; Sun & Mon 10am-5.30pm. Nov-Feb Tue-Sat 9am-4.30pm; Sun & Mon 10am-4pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Tower Hill; DLR: Tower Gateway|
|Event phone:||0844 482 7777, bookings 020 7492 1561|