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Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875-6

A Prince's Tour of India 1875-6

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In October 1875, the Prince of Wales set off on a four-month tour of the Indian Subcontinent, visiting over 21 localities, which today encompass India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal.  Developed in collaboration with Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India tells the story of this grand tour through some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection that were presented to the Prince during his visit.

The exhibition will be held at:

Cartwright Hall, Bradford 11 March - 18 June 2017

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester 8 July - 29 October 2017

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse 15 December 2017 - 15 April 2018


Celebrating the long-standing relationship and vibrant cultural history between the UK and India, the exhibition forms part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, a year-long programme of events led by the British Council, in cooperation with the Indian High Commission.

Exhibition highlights

Ram Singh (active c.1870-5)


Map & directions

53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA
By car

The nearest major car park is the NCP situated on East Street, next to the Y Theatre

By train

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is approximately ten minutes walk from Leicester City Centre and Leicester train station and accessed along the pedestrianised New Walk.