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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.
|Fri 10 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017|
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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|Sat 10 Dec - Wed 10 May||Animal Craft|
|Wed 14 Sep - Sun 2 Apr||Red List by Walter G. Breuer|
|Sat 2 Apr - Sat 1 Apr||Sculpture Trail: Art in the Park|
|Fri 10 Mar - Sun 18 Jun||Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour|
|Sun 12 Mar||Opening of the Splendours of the Subcontinent|
|Wed 5 Apr - Sun 10 Sep||Re-Discovering Yorkshire: By Sarah Harris|
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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.
For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit www.wymetro.com
: 1 miles from Frizinghall Train station
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Gift shop
- Picnic site
- Accepts groups