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This new exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery will feature over 200 items dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, many of them viewable for the first time. 

'Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire' will display a wide range of historical items, royal, military, ecclesiastical, and theatrical costumes, and fine examples of modern jewellery, silversmithing, and embroidery.

Exhibition highlights include a piece of the only surviving dress worn by Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens’ court suit, an RSC robe worn by David Tennant as Richard II, and the Coronation glove of Queen Elizabeth II.

'Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire' celebrates the 400 anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers. It has been curated by Curator Emeritus at the Royal Armouries, Dr Karen Watts, and will be opened by the Worshipful Company’s Patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester.

Golden leaf on a black background
Royal Spray. Photo ©Bella Lane