GREAT BRITAIN 1887 Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition Medal




Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



GREAT BRITAIN 1887 Manchester Royal Jubilee Exhibition 44.8mm bronze medal 42.54 grams, by Heaton & Sons (BHM 3346, Whittlestone & Ewing 2172)

Obverse: Queen Victoria facing left, ROYAL JUBILEE EXHIBITION MANCHESTER / 1887 / HEATON

Reverse: view of the exhibition buildings, OPENED BY T.R.H. THE PRINCE / AND PRINCESS OF WALES / MAY3RD 1887

After the success of the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, other cities too began to hold their own exhibition. Manchester was a great manufacturing city and the professional and business communities organised an event in 1887 to rival exhibitions held in other cities. The Royal Jubilee Exhibition in Manchester was opened on Tuesday 3rd May 1887 by the Prince and Princess of Wales. 4,765,000 people visited the exhibition.