The King of Hanover on the British throne

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The magnificent summer residences of the Kingdom of Great Britain shine are still reflected in Hanover, spiriting visitors into a time of kings, queens, castles and stately gardens. Discover one of the most beautiful Baroque complexes in Europe, an extraordinary green city that at one time served as the seat of power which ruled an entire kingdom – one which shared the British crown for more than 123 years.

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Lower Saxony State Exhibition 2014

For 123 years, the Electorate of Hanover and the Kingdom of Great Britain were linked by a single monarch. This important historical period is the theme of the Lower Saxony State Exhibition 2014, "The Hanoverians on Britain’s Throne 1714 – 1837”. From 17th May to 5th October 2014 five exhibitions in palaces and museums in Hanover and Celle will be dedicated to the numerous facets and interactions that characterised the personal union.

The major central exhibition in the Lower Saxony State Museum Hanover (Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum) provides an overview of the whole period of the personal union. Based on the biographies of the five Hanoverian rulers, George I to George IV and William IV, the central exhibition takes a fascinating look at Europe and the world in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
In addition to the central exhibition, Hanover and in the Herrenhausen Palace Museum, thematic exhibitions in the Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst, the Historisches Museum Hannover and the Residenzmuseum in Celle Palace explore individual aspects in more depth.
A comprehensive cultural programme at all five venues affords visitors different ways to immerse themselves in the age of the Personal Union, whether it be under their own steam with an audio guide, in one of the many workshops for children, adolescents and adults, or with an indulgent teatime in the museum.

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