The Coronation of Queen Victoria Peepshow

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  • A rare historic 'peepshow’ commemorating Queen Victoria’s 1838 coronation is on display in Westminster Abbey's new Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries. The pocket-sized book of coloured cut-outs ingeniously unfolds to create a 3D view of the royal ceremony. The peepshow was originally sold as a souvenir to the British public who would not have been able to see the coronation any other way.

    With photography in its infancy, Victorian peepshows were the virtual reality devices of their day. The Abbey’s peepshow of Queen Victoria’s coronation conjures up the spectacle of the occasion in exquisite detail: the gothic arches of the Abbey soaring upwards, and the Coronation Chair centre stage with Queen Victoria in her robes.

    To recreate this piece of history, we were able to source an original peepshow identical to the one in the Abbey's collection that we were then able to have dismantled, scanned and reassembled by Lambeth Palace conservators. The scanned layers allowed us to replicate this beautiful piece of history for the modern day.

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    • Made in the UK
    • Box packaging measures approx. L14 x W11cm x D2cm.
    • Peepshow extends to approx 33cm
    • Made from paper
    • SKU: 20058619
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