Start: 26 May 2018
11 h 00 min
End: 26 May 2018
18 h 00 min

Event Venue

Historisches Museum Luzern , Pfistergasse 24, 6003 Luzern 

GPS: 47.0513667, 8.3017171

Museum Director Christoph Lichtin is delighted to welcome us to this interesting and evocative Exhibition which marks the 150 Anniversary of Queen Victoria’s visit to Lucerne in 1868.
She came to Switzerland to recover from her prolonged period of mourning after Prince Albert died in 1861.
Trips up nearby mountains, peaceful times on Lake Lucerne helped raise her spirits.
On her return to the UK she resumed her role as the most powerful woman in the world, ruling over one quarter of the globe.
The Exhibition includes her watercolours and sketches, personal letters of thanks and a quiet corner of meditation and peace where she recalls her beloved husband.

This visit by Queen Victoria had a big impact not just on Lucerne and the surrounding region, but on the whole of  Switzerland.
It sparked mass tourism, and all major towns in Switzerland have a Concert Hall, Hotel, Steamer or Street named after her.
There will be different celebrations at all the places Queen Victoria visited, the Pilatus, the Rigi and more.

11.00 Museum Lobby – Introduction by Peter Arengo Jones, Author & Historian
12.00 Lunch at the Millefeuille Restaurant, Mühleplatz
13.45 Theatre and Guided Tours at the Museum (in German)
16.00 Victorian Tea “Happening” (Please bring your own mug)

BRA members CHF 15.-  and Non Members CHF 18.- (includes Museum entrance ticket)
Payment to BRA account, or cash on the day.
Lunch at own cost

For more information Contact:
Robert Dean, 052 659 1156 email:
Joanna Koch, 076 319 4146  email: 

Reservations to :
Joanna Koch, 076 319 4146  email: 
Before the 20th May 2018 please

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