The major dynastic, political and cultural changes that occurred in England under the Tudors and Stuarts are traced in this exhibition of coins and medals.

The money and medals of this 250-year period provide a fascinating insight into broader developments in artistic expression, monarchy, nationhood, and trade in a rapidly expanding world.

Coins and medals acted as powerful agents in conveying the official image of the king or queen and commemorating the important events of the day. They also reveal the changing role of money and economic experience through periods of religious conflict, civil war, exploration and the union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB

01223 332900

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Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Sun & Bank Holidays, 12noon – 5pm

Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan


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