24 May – 30 September 2012
The exhibition is now closed
HM Queen Elizabeth II
A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
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Explore the collection through horses
The Silk Road
One of the most important international trade links ever to have existed was the long-distance land route between the Middle East and China, known as the Silk Road.
Beasts of Burden
For thousands of years, people have sought to harness the power of animals to make our own lives easier.
We can chart the history of human development with the history of how people have developed means of travelling, be it short or long distances.
Ceremonial, hunting, battle, racing, chariots are lightweight two-wheeled vehicles usually pulled by horses or sometimes other draught animals.
Ancient Olympics - modern Olympics
The ancient Olympics were held every four years from 776 BC to 393 BC at Olympia in Greece.