What museum or place has Elizabeth’s Locket Ring ?

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It belongs to the Trustees of Chequers, the official country residence of the Prime Minister of the UK, and is kept there.

5 Responses to “What museum or place has Elizabeth’s Locket Ring ?”

  1. laurie says:

    is there anyway we can see the ring. is it on display anywhere..i love anne boleyna nd elizabeth and would love to see the ring

  2. Claire says:

    It is kept at Chequers, the country home of the Prime Minister, and is not on public display, unfortunately. Sometimes it is put on display at exhibitions so we’ll have to hope that this happens one day soon.

  3. Cathy says:

    I don’t remember what article I was reading or it could have been a website but it said that the current Queen Elizabeth has this ring.

  4. Bernie says:

    And WHY is viewing such a national treasure reserved for Prime Ministers and their guests at Chequers ?? Surely it should be on permanent public display. I wonder if there has ever been a campaign to this end? There should be.

  5. Bernie says:

    PS to my last post

    I have just written to my local MP about this. May I suggest that anyone who agrees with me does the same ? If you are in the UK, it is very simple to write to your MP, via the write to them dot com site. You just put in your postcode and fill in the form. Your MP should then make the relevant enquiries. It’s easy, and could assist in freeing up this treasure for the people who SHOULD “own” it – i.e. all of us.

    The text of my letter is as follows:

    When Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, a locket ring was found on her finger. Inside was discovered a miniature portrait of her mother, Anne Boleyn.

    After a curious history, this ring is kept as the property of Chequers and has only been publicly exhibited once or twice in history. It is therefore in the private custody of the Prime Minister of the day, viewable only by him/her and guests to Chequers.

    I feel very strongly that this piece is a wonderful national treasure, and should be on permanent public display, somewhere appropriate such as Hampton Court, the British Museum, the Tower of London, or perhaps the V+A. I would be very grateful if you could ask the appropriate person (maybe the PM’s office, or whoever is in charge of Chequers), the following:

    1. Why is this ring not on permanent public display in an appropriate location?
    2. Has Chequers, or the Prime Minister’s office, ever been lobbied to donate the ring for permanent public exhibition? If so, was this by an individual or an organization? If it was an organization, could you please inform me of the name of the organization.

    Yours sincerely,

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