Date
Wednesday 16 February 2022 to Sunday 24 July 2022

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the Museum of Post and Telecommunications in Wrocław is presenting an exhibition. It will show selected aspects of the life and reign of the monarch, illustrated with foreign postage stamps from their extensive collection. The exhibition will be opened by the first stamp in the world, Penny Black, which will be accompanied by stamps from the territory of the British Empire from the second half of the 19th century: the first stamps from Barbados, Ceylon, Cape of Good Hope and the first postage stamps of Great Britain.

The 12 exhibition panels will include: the family tree of the Windsor family, a map illustrating the Queen's numerous journeys and meetings with leading politicians and rulers (e.g. with the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie), her fabulously colourful costumes ("If I would wear beige, no one would know who I am ”). And the accompanying amazing hats, decorated with feathers, flowers, ribbons, stones - a hallmark of her style (her wardrobes contain over 5,000 of them). Royal residences will be presented (Buckingham Palace, Windsor and Balmoral castles and Sandringham Palace), we will tell you about Elizabeth II's love for nature and her beloved horses and corgi dogs.

British Council is the patron of the exhibition.