Royal Rocks proves big hit with shoppers during opening weekend

Royal Rocks proves big hit with shoppers during opening weekend

A glittering exhibition of the world’s most famous jewels officially opened at Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre in Royal Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 28th July to the delight of thousands of enthusiastic shoppers. Nearly 48,000 shoppers visited the centre over its first opening weekend and so much was the demand to see the exhibition that the centre management took the decision to open it earlier on Friday afternoon. The exhibition which took two days to set-up and has been exhibited in some exotic locations around the world to include Monaco and the Cayman Islands, contributed to a 25% increase in the number of visitors to the centre on Sunday.

Marc Burchett, Marketing Manager of Royal Victoria Place, commented “Royal Rocks is proving to be a big hit with visitors during its opening weekend. It has been extremely busy both days and has certainly proved popular with tourists visiting the town. Over the weekend we saw a dramatic increase in telephone inquiries about the exhibition with families planning to visit the exhibition from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

The ‘Royal Rocks’ Exhibition will take place at the shopping centre over the next two weeks between Saturday 28th July and Sunday 12th August, showcasing the historic Crown Jewels of Great Britain in replica. The exhibition features twelve of the most famous Crown Jewels, including the ‘St Edward’s Crown’, made for the coronation of King Charles II in 1661 and worn by every  British monarch since at their coronation services. Also on display as part of the exhibition is the ‘Imperial State Crown’, which was worn by Queen Elizabeth II at the end of her coronation in 1953 and also each year at the State Opening of Parliament.

Exhibition Opening Hours

Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August
Monday to Friday        9am – 6pm
Thursdays                   9am – 8pm
Saturdays                    9am – 6pm
Sundays                      10am – 5pm

Admission is free

All events are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.
The Exhibition is located on Level 1 opposite M&S.