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Leamington's Pump Rooms prepares for 200th birthday

Leamington Editorial 12th Dec, 2013 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PEOPLE are being urged to play their part in the 200th birthday of Leamington’s Pump Rooms next year.

Curators are looking for items relating to the historic building to feature in The Royal Pump Room’s Bicentenary exhibition running from the beginning of May through to the end of August.

The exhibition will focus on everything from Regency fashions to the Swinging Sixties, and there will also be special emphasis on the First World War with 2014 also marking the centenary of the start of the Great War.

The exhibition – which will be separated into 50 year intervals from 1814 to 2014 – will also explore how the function of the pump Rooms has evolved over the past 200 years from a place to ‘take the waters’ to its present use as a cultural centre.

Senior Curator Vicki Slade said: “We are particularly interested in objects relating to the Royal Pump Rooms around the years- 1814, 1864, 1914 and 1964 – however general Leamington items from these time periods are also welcome.”

Anyone with items for possible inclusion in the exhibition should call the art gallery and museum on 01926 742700.

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