“The Path to the Crown” – The Kingdom of Hanover and Its Rulers
Exhibition up to the end of 2017
In January and February the castle museum is closed.
For 123 years starting 1714 the Electorate of Hanover (from 1814 onwards the Kingdom of Hanover) and the Kingdom of Great Britain were linked by the fact that both were reigned over by successive rulers from the House of Guelph, Europe's oldest still existing princely dynasty, better known in Britain as the House of Hanover.
The exhibition "The Path to the Crown" at Marienburg Castle will focus on the period between 1814 and 1866. It will be divided into three major thematic blocks, dealing with the topics "The Path to the Union of Crowns", "The Kings of the Personal Union" and "The Kingdom of Hanover".
The greatest highlight at the heart of this unrivalled exhibition, will be the presentation of the Kingdom of Hanover's Crown Jewels: the Royal Crown, the Scepter and the Bridal Crown, designed for King Ernest Augustus and bequeathed by him to his son King George V of Hanover.
For the very first time since the Kingdom of Hanover ceased to exist in 1866 this artistically and historically important ensemble has been unveiled for public display within the former realms of the House of Guelph.
From march on there will be some exciting guiding tours through the castle, daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.