Suffolk's Lap of Honour tells county's sporting history in rooms of Moyse's Hall Museum

By Ben Miller | 03 August 2012
A photo of a woman in a red t-shirt standing next to a red Olympic Games team kit
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).

More pictures:

A photo of a set of athletic kits emblazoned with the symbols of the Great Britain team
Snazzy Olympic tracksuits feature in the show
A photo of people looking at panels telling details of Olympic history inside a museum
Suffolk's Lap of Honour timeline
A photo of a man in a wheelchair sitting next to a case full of Olympic museum artefacts
Kevin Curtis with his Paralympic sailing memorabilia
A photo of a suit and Olympic tracksuits and a Union Jack flag inside a museum
A view of the timeline room
A photo of three Paralympic athletes in wheelchairs holding a Great Britain tracksuit top
Suffolk Paralympians (left to right) Michael Hervey-Murray, Kevin Curtis and Brian Alldiss
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