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Exhibition Collection

Background imageExhibition Collection: Root Bodied Forth BB96_02064

Root Bodied Forth BB96_02064
Festival of Britain 1951. Lambeth, London. Mitzi Solomon Cunliffes sculpture Root Bodied Forth exhibited on the South Bank Exhibition site

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain EAW035702

Festival of Britain EAW035702
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The South Bank site, showing the Skylon and Dome of Discovery. Photographed with crowds of people on site on 12th May 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Royal Festival Hall OP04529

Royal Festival Hall OP04529
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The Royal Festival Hall, Shot Tower and Festival Pier seen from across the Thames. Photographed by J H Stone

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a51_06175

Festival of Britain a51_06175
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. A woman seated on a deck chair in front of the Homes and Gardens pavilion at the South Bank Exhibition during the Festival of Britain

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival site EAW035676

Festival site EAW035676
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The South Bank site, Lambeth, undergoing final preparations, showing the Hungerford Bridge and Royal Festival Hall. Photographed 2 May 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain OP04525

Festival of Britain OP04525
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The Homes and Gardens Pavilion, with The Englishmans Home, a mural by John Piper on the southern facade. Photographed in 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Hepworth sculpture a51_06861

Hepworth sculpture a51_06861
Festival of Britain 1951, Lambeth, London. A Barbara Hepworth sculpture at the South Bank Exhibition site. Photographed by M W Parry

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival Pleasure Gardens a054055

Festival Pleasure Gardens a054055
Festival Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, Wandsworth, London. Passengers riding the waterchute fairground ride at the Battersea Festival Gardens, Greater London, illuminated at night

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain EAW035704

Festival of Britain EAW035704
Festival of Britain, London 1951. Crowds around the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank site, Lambeth. Photographed 12 May 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival site EAW035153

Festival site EAW035153
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The South Bank site under construction with workers on the roof of the Discovery Dome, Lambeth. Photographed on 3 April 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Pleasure Gardens EAW035839

Pleasure Gardens EAW035839
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The Festival Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, with fun fair and crowds. Photographed 12 May 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival Pleasure Gardens a077613

Festival Pleasure Gardens a077613
Festival Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, Wandsworth, London. Passengers riding the waterchute fairground ride at the Battersea Festival Gardens, Greater London, illuminated at night

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a67_00186

Festival of Britain a67_00186
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. A nightime view across the Thames looking towards the South Bank Exhibition site during the Festival of Britain showing Skylon illuminated

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain OP04528

Festival of Britain OP04528
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The Lion and Unicorn Pavilion interior, showing rope models of the lion and the unicorn. Photographed in 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain OP04524

Festival of Britain OP04524
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The upstream section of the exhibition site, seen from the Waterloo Station entrance. Photographed in 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a51_06843

Festival of Britain a51_06843
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. A view between the north wall of Station Gate and the Turntable Cafe at the South Bank Exhibition site during the Festival of Britain with The Skylon

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a51_06896

Festival of Britain a51_06896
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. An elevated view looking down onto the courtyard of the Regatta Restaurant on the South Bank Exhibition site during the Festival of Britain

Background imageExhibition Collection: Jonzen - female nude OP32774

Jonzen - female nude OP32774
Festival of Britain 1951. Lambeth, London. A terracotta sculpture of a female nude by Karin Jonzen produced for the South Bank Exhibition

Background imageExhibition Collection: Contrapuntal Forms a51_06170

Contrapuntal Forms a51_06170
Festival of Britain 1951, Lambeth, London. Barbara Hepworths sculpture Contrapuntal Forms exhibited on the South Bank Exhibition site. Photographed by M W Parry

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a002144

Festival of Britain a002144
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. A view looking towards the south bank and the site of the Festival of Britain which took place in 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a51_07997

Festival of Britain a51_07997
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. Reg Butlers Bird and Cage sculpture exhibited on the South Bank Exhibition site during the Festival of Britain. Photographed by M W Parry in 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Contrapuntal Forms a51_06169

Contrapuntal Forms a51_06169
Festival of Britain 1951, Lambeth, London. Barbara Hepworths sculpture Contrapuntal Forms exhibited on the South Bank Exhibition site. Photographed by M W Parry

Background imageExhibition Collection: Ideal kitchen 1946 P_H00004_001

Ideal kitchen 1946 P_H00004_001
Two women in a demonstration kitchen in an exhibition held by the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Food, July 1946. The exhibition may have been held at Bankes Stores

Background imageExhibition Collection: Country Pavilion HKR01_04_487

Country Pavilion HKR01_04_487
Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, The Country Pavilion, Chicheley Street, South Bank, Lambeth, Greater London. Interior view of the Festivals The Country pavilion

Background imageExhibition Collection: Country Pavilion HKR01_04_495

Country Pavilion HKR01_04_495
Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, The Country Pavilion, Chicheley Street, South Bank, Lambeth, Greater London. Interior view of the Festivals The Country pavilion

Background imageExhibition Collection: Natural Scene Pavilion HKR01_04_486

Natural Scene Pavilion HKR01_04_486
Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, The Natural Scene Pavilion, Chicheley Street, South Bank, Lambeth, Greater London

Background imageExhibition Collection: Country Life OP35904

Country Life OP35904
Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, South Bank, Lambeth, Greater London. Part of the mural Country Life by Edward Bawden

Background imageExhibition Collection: Country Pavilion OP35894

Country Pavilion OP35894
Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, South Bank, Lambeth, Greater London. The interior of the Country Pavilion at the South Bank Exhibition of the Festival of Britain

Background imageExhibition Collection: Health and safety exhibition JLP01_09_751824

Health and safety exhibition JLP01_09_751824
Grain Power Station, Grain, Isle of Grain, Medway, Kent. Three men at a Laing exhibition stand looking at a display of faulty lifting tackle and hard hats that had saved lives

Background imageExhibition Collection: Dome of Discovery JRU01_01_116

Dome of Discovery JRU01_01_116
Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, Dome of Discovery, Chicheley Street, South Bank, Lambeth, Greater London. A view of part of the Sea exhibition in the Dome of Discovery at the South Bank

Background imageExhibition Collection: Demonstrating an iron lung med01_01_0377

Demonstrating an iron lung med01_01_0377
Charing Cross Underground Station, City Of Westminster, Greater London. Two nurses operating an iron lung at an exhibition in Charing Cross underground station

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a98_07001

Festival of Britain a98_07001
South Bank Exhibition site, Lambeth, London. General view of the Dome of Discovery exhibition pavilionunder construction in Lambeth. It was designed by Ralph Tubb for the Festival of Britain in 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a98_06911

Festival of Britain a98_06911
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The Royal Festival Hall and Shot Tower. The Festival Hall was designed by Leslie Martin

Background imageExhibition Collection: Award for Merit DP147754

Award for Merit DP147754
White City Tube Station, Wood Lane, Sheperds Bush, London. Detail of a Festival of Britain award of merit plaque on the wall of the underground station

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a001685

Festival of Britain a001685
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The hall and shot tower from Hungerford Bridge. The tower was built in 1826

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain OP04527

Festival of Britain OP04527
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The parterres at the Homes and Gardens Pavilion. Photographed in 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain OP04517

Festival of Britain OP04517
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. General view of the upstream section of the 1951 Festival of Britain site under construction. Photographed in December 1949

Background imageExhibition Collection: Boy and Foal a51_06884

Boy and Foal a51_06884
Festival of Britain 1951, Lambeth, London. David McFalls sculpture Boy and Foal exhibited on the South Bank Exhibition site. Photographed by M W Parry

Background imageExhibition Collection: Root Bodied Forth a51_06882

Root Bodied Forth a51_06882
Festival of Britain 1951, Lambeth, London. Mitzi Solomon Cunliffes sculpture Root Bodied Forth exhibited on the South Bank Exhibition site. Photographed by M W Parry

Background imageExhibition Collection: The Sunbathers a51_06841

The Sunbathers a51_06841
Festival of Britain 1951, Lambeth, London. The Sunbathers. Sculpture of a man and woman holding hands by Peter Laszlo Peri on the north wall of the Station Gate of the South Bank Exhibition site

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival site EAW029831

Festival site EAW029831
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The South Bank site under construction, Lambeth, 1950

Background imageExhibition Collection: Pleasure Gardens EAW049384

Pleasure Gardens EAW049384
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The Festival Pleasure Gardens and Fun Fair, Battersea Park, 19 May 1953

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a98_06913

Festival of Britain a98_06913
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, Lambeth, London. Exterior view of the Royal Festival Hall showing part of the main entrance front and the south wall

Background imageExhibition Collection: Science Museum a093673

Science Museum a093673
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London. A man and two children walk by the atomic-themed screen at the entrance to the Science Museum erected as part of the museums exhibition for

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain a001655

Festival of Britain a001655
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London.An exterior view showing people beside a water feature during the Festival of Britain in 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain OP04516

Festival of Britain OP04516
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. General view of the Festival of Britain South Bank site from County Hall. Photographed in April 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain OP04514

Festival of Britain OP04514
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. Exterior view of the Thameside Restaurant at the Festival of Britain. Photographed in June 1951

Background imageExhibition Collection: Festival of Britain OP04513

Festival of Britain OP04513
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. Exterior view of the Homes and Gardens Pavilion at the Festival of Britain, with part of the Television Display on the right. Photographed in May 1951



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