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Crowns & Gowns II – ‘Cathedrals On Location’

Over 20 film costumes from the world of movies to be exhibited in Ely Cathedral this summer.

Following the success of Crowns & Gowns I, this follow up exhibition showcases even more fabulous costumes and jewels from major movies and TV, filmed on location in some of the UK’s most notable Cathedrals.

This visually exciting exhibition can be seen in Ely’s majestic Lady Chapel from the end of June until mid August. It showcases iconic dresses and outfits from well-known productions including The Young Victoria, Wolf Hall, The Spanish Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The King’s Speech, Macbeth and The Crown.

These films bought globally recognised, award winning actors to UK Cathedrals including Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Emily Blunt, Jenna Coleman, Tom Holland, Claire Foy, Damien Lewis, Michael Fassbender and Colin Firth.

Joss Palmer, Event Manager at Ely Cathedral says “We have been very fortunate to have Ely used as a location numerous times. Several other UK Cathedrals such as Wells, Lincoln, Gloucester and York Minster have also provided authentic and truly stunning locations for the film industry. These films contribute greatly to the profile of our majestic Cathedrals both as places of worship and heritage sites which we hope to acknowledge and celebrate in this exhibition.”

Crowns & Gowns II runs from 30 June until 11 August. It will be open every day from 10 (Mon-Sat) and from 12.30 (Sun). The exhibition is included in the Cathedral admission ticket which should be purchased in advance online. On Sundays, when there are no visitor charges for the Cathedral, there will be a £4 entry fee to access the Lady Chapel where the exhibition will be located. Visitors are asked to check the website for any changes in opening times and ticket details.

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