The Royal Albert Hall & Albert Memorial, South Kensington & Kensington Gardens, London

The Royal Albert Hall, Memorial to the Great Exhibition of 1851 & Albert Memorial

  • The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall located in South Kensington, London. It holds an audience of up to 5,272 & was officially opened by Queen Victoria in 1871. 

 

  • Originally the hall was going to be called the Central Hall of Arts & Sciences but the name was changed to the Royal Albert Hall of Arts & Sciences in honour of Prince Albert after his death. It forms a national memorial to the Prince Consort with the Albert Memorial directly to the north in Kensington Gardens.

 

  • The Albert Memorial (Prince Consort National Memorial) located across Kensington Gore from the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington Gardens commemorated the death of Prince Albert in 1861.

 

  • Officially entitled the Prince Consort National Memorial celebrating the achievements, passons & interests of Prince Albert and the Victorian era.

 

  • The memorial was designed by George Gilbert Scott with the centrepiece being the statue of the Prince holding the catalogue of the Great Exhibition , which was held in Hyde Park in 1851, the Prince helped to inspire and organise the event.

 

  • The Memorial to the Great Exhibition of 1851, held in Hyde Park is located on the southern side of the Royal Albert Hall on the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Steps. The Monument records the success of the "Great Exhibition" organised by Henry Cole & Prince Albert.

 

  • The Memorial was designed by Joseph Durham with the original intention of crowning it with the statue of Britannia, but with the sudden death of Prince Albert in 1861 of typhoid Queen Victoria arranged for a statue of the Prince to stand on top. The Memorial is made of Aberdeen and Cornish granite with bronze female figures representing the continents of Europe, America, Asia & Africa.

 

 

 

Photographs include the;

 

 

  • Royal Albert Hall (exterior)

 

 

  • Memorial to the Great Exhibition of 1851 & Statue of Prince Albert by Joseph Durham

 

 

  • Albert Memorial & Statue of Prince Albert by George Gilbert Scott

 

 

  • Asia Group statue by John Henry Foley

 

 

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Steps
Grand view of the Albert Memorial (Prince Consort National Memorial) designed by George Gilbert Scott in the Victorian Gothic Revival style resembling a Gothic ciborium, Kensington Gardens, London Artistic view of the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens including the statue of Prince Albert, South Kensington, London
Grand view of the illuminated southern facade of the Royal Albert Hall including the South Porch, with the Memorial to the Great Exhibition of 1851 fronting the concert hall, South Kensington, London Grand night-time view of the historic Royal Albert Hall & it's South Porch with the Memorial to the Great Exhibition of 1851, located on the old South Steps, South Kensington, London

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