London 2012: Suffolk's Lap of Honour, Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, until September 2012
As part of the Lap of Honour campaign taking a comprehensive run through Suffolk’s Olympic and Paralympic representatives since 1948, this exhibition – which will close after the culmination of the current Paralympic Games – unites three adjoining galleries.
The opening chamber introduces some of Suffolk’s sporting finest. The second tells the story of the Paralympics alongside an annotated timeline of the county’s track-storming past.
And in a kind of checklist of athletic attributes, the main gallery features nine athletic qualities, showcased within an “arena”. Memorabilia from Suffolk is displayed throughout the exhibition.
The show opened at the gallery almost exactly a year ago, and it will be celebrated in an accompanying booklet recording the exhibits and the impact the build-up to London 2012 had on Suffolk.
- Open 10am-5pm. Admission £5.30-£7.30 (free for under-5s, family ticket £1 reduction per family member).