This exhibition explores the secret histories of London’s Royal Parks.
From royal hunting grounds to debauched pleasure gardens, from wartime training ground to the heart of protests and rallies, Royal Parks have a rich and varied past. They have played a vital social role throughout the centuries, providing a gathering place and sanctuary for London’s ever-evolving population.
Looking at Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, St James’s Park, Green Park, Regent’s Park and Greenwich Park, this exhibition draws upon paintings, drawings and photographs from the Hearsum Collection, Royal Collection Trust, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Museum of London to illustrate their history.
Taking Opening the Royal Parks, At War, Protest, Living and Working, and Play as its themes, this exhibition celebrates these green spaces and explores their shared heritage.