If you missed the chance to enter, following the Unification event, the four original Magna Carta manuscripts will be on separate display in major exhibitions at the British Library, Salisbury Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral in 2015.
A major exhibition exploring the history and resonance of this globally‑recognised document. Sponsored by Linklaters.
When granted by King John in 1215, Magna Carta was a practical solution to a political crisis, but in the centuries since it has become a potent symbol of liberty and the rule of law. This exhibition will take you on a journey from its medieval origins through to what it has come to mean today.
This exhibition will present the world’s best preserved original 1215 Magna Carta document in its historic context, moving from the story of the struggle between King John and his barons to the legacy of Magna Carta across the ages, and why it is still relevant today. The exhibition will use displays, artefacts, interactive stations and film, and is specifically designed to appeal to families and children.
Lincoln Cathedral's Magna Carta will take pride of place in a new state-of-the-art visitor attraction, the Magna Carta Vault at Lincoln Castle, a major part of a £22m, four-year restoration programme.
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest Gothic buildings in Europe. Working in partnership with Lincoln Castle, its Magna Carta, Charter of the Forest and a related loan document will be on display in a vault with a double-height 'wall of words'. The full translated text of Magna Carta will be shown, together with a series of films that immerse the visitor in battles and other momentous occasions in the story of liberty and justice.