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Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Coronation


Windsor Castle

  • Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Thursday, 7 Jul 2022 - Thursday, 8 Sep 2022)

Exhibition trailer ©


Daily Telegraph



In celebration of The Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee in 2022, Windsor Castle is hosting a special display commemorating Her Majesty's Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953.

On display is the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by The Queen that day. Designed by the British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, the dress was created in the finest white duchesse satin, richly embroidered in a lattice-work effect with an iconographic scheme of national and Commonwealth floral emblems in gold and silver thread and pastel-coloured silks, encrusted with seed pearls, sequins and crystals.  

Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate was made by the royal robe-makers Ede and Ravenscroft of purple silk velvet woven by the firm of Warner & Sons, and was embroidered at the Royal School of Needlework. The goldwork embroidery design features wheat ears and olive branches, symbolising prosperity and peace, surrounding the crowned intertwined EIIR cipher. It took 12 embroideresses, using 18 different types of gold thread, more than 3,500 hours to complete the work between March and May 1953.  

Shop the Exhibition

An exclusive and iconic collection of souvenir products to commemorate The Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee. See the full range.

Machin Design Coffee Mug

From a new range featuring Arnold Machin’s iconic image of The Queen, as seen on UK coins and stamps

Machin Design Tea Towel

100% cotton, printed and produced in the UK, and featuring the Machin design

Wooden Spoon

Finish your Platinum Party cakes and biscuits with a royal flourish

Tea Caddy

50 Royal Blend teabags in a charming souvenir tin

Map & directions

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking in Windsor town centre can be found on

By train

The nearest train stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.

Both stations are a short walk (less than 10 minutes) to the Castle but from Riverside station you will need to walk up a steep hill. 

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Windsor Express buses operate regular services to Windsor town centre:

  • Route 702 runs from near Victoria Station in central London
  • Route 703 runs from Heathrow Terminal 5

Find more information on the Windsor Express website.

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.