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Art Exhibition, Fri 10 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017, free entry

Splendours of the Subcontinent

Splendours of the Subcontinent


On 8 November 1875, Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales, arrived at Mumbai (formerly Bombay, India) for a four month tour of the Indian subcontinent. Travelling the length and breadth of the country, he exchanged gifts with over ninety rulers, returning to Britain with a ship full of bejewelled swords, shields, jewellery, caskets and vessels, which are now part of the Royal Collection.

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India, 1875 - 76 exhibition opens at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery on 11 March 2017 and will recount this extraordinary historical event through some of the beautiful gifts that were presented from parts of modern day India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, displayed alongside watercolours and photography from the tour.

Developed in partnership between Royal Collection Trust, Bradford Museums and Galleries and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, the exhibition will be the first time in 135 years that these magnificent objects will be collectively displayed. A number of items from Bradford's collection of 20th century Indian silver will also be on display.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 10 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017


Free entry

Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27 & 28 December, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays.

On occasion there may be limited access to galleries due to booked events. Please contact Reception for information in advance of your visit 01274 431212.

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Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 1 Mar - Sun 1 Apr Art in the Park
Sat 23 Jul - Mon 23 Jul Family Drop In Arts Workshop: Young Open 2017
Wed 5 Apr - Sun 10 Sep Re-Discovering Yorkshire: By Sarah Harris
Fri 10 Mar - Sun 18 Jun Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour
Fri 1 Jul - Mon 29 Oct Young Open 2017
Wed 31 May Patterns in Silk




    01274 431212.


    Lister Park,
    BD9 4NS



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    Map reference: SE 151351  Lat: 53.81196 Long: -1.77215

    Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

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    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 miles from Frizinghall Train station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups