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Henley celebrates Olympic Cauldron donation (Full Article)

The Cauldron that carried the Olympic flame on The Queen’s Rowbargem in 2012 has been donated to the River and Rowing Museum.

On 1 July 2013, the Queen’s Rowbarge, Gloriana, will be rowed from Henley Royal Regatta to the River & Rowing Museum to celebrate the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games with the Museum revealing its latest acquisition, the Olympic Cauldron.
 
The Cauldron, which carried the Olympic flame on The Queen’s Rowbarge from Hampton Court to London last year, has been donated to the Museum by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
 
 
The day will feature Olympic legend Katherine Grainger, who will row the Gloriana, alongside a crew of veteran British rowing greats including gold-medal-winning Greg Searle, and Mike Lapage, who won silver in the 1948 Games.
 
 
Sir Matthew Pinsent, the Honorary Vice President of the Museum, will formally accept the Cauldron on behalf of the Museum. The Cauldron will be revealed in the River Gallery as part of a new special exhibition entitled "Glorious Thames” which tells the story of the Queen’s £1m Rowbarge.
 
 
Based just 20 minutes from Dorney Lake, the London Olympic Rowing venue, the Museum recently announced record visitor numbers for the last 12 months and was recently ranked in the top 50 museums in the world. With priceless permanent exhibits ranging from Anglo-Saxon log boats to contemporary cutting edge Olympic racing boats the museum houses hundreds of Olympic artefacts and the most significant collection of rowing memorabilia in the world.
 
 
As part of the on-going redisplay of the Museum’s flagship River Gallery, a new 'Power' display will be opened highlighting the contrasting nature of rivers ability to both destroy and create. The new display has been made possible with funding from Tarmac Lafarge through the Landfill Communities Fund and the J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust.
 
 

 



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