Victoria and Albert Museum

End of works

On 8 December we marked the end of the Exhibition Road project with a small ceremony to thank the staff and craftspeople who made it possible, and the local people who supported the project.

The Leaders of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster, along with Councillor Daniel Moylan, representing the Mayor of London, buried a time capsule under the granite surface of the road. The capsule contains details of the project and information on the institutions in the area as well as everyday items including tea bags, a mobile phone, a daily newspaper, coins and a high visibility vest.

A formal opening ceremony, led by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will take place at the beginning of February 2012.

 

Time capsule being delivered

Time capsule being delivered

 

Time capsule being buried

Time capsule being buried by Cllr Colin Barrow, Leader of the City of Westminster, Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Cllr Daniel Moylan, representing the Mayor of London

 

See the press release [PDF] (file size 1.29Mb)