Sydney, Australia’s Powerhouse Museum and the dainty Princess of Wales don’t really seem to fit together. But then again, they really do. Up until early May 2008, the city of Sydney, is hosting a special exhibit dedicated to the late Princess Diana, one of the most influential and powerful women the world has ever known. So, in that sense, the Powerhouse Museum and the adored Princess are a perfect pairing.
I, as a fan of Diana, could have gone back through the exhibit again and again, but time was short, so an hour was all I could budget. Here are the hi-lights.
In life, Diana didn’t have any real legal power, but the powerful spell she cast over the average person resulted in her wedding, to HRH Prince Charles, being viewed by over 1 billion people.
Sydney, Australia has seen fit to honour Princess Diana, with a magnificent exhibit catering to all facets of Diana Spencer’s life, from her beginnings as a tiny winsome child to her full-blown persona as the superstar celebrity she came to be.
Even if you were never a fan of the late Princess (my husband attended with me and he is definitively NOT a fan, but he enjoyed the exhibit) you will surely enjoy the scope of the exhibit. Diana’s family (the Althorp Estate), who sanctioned the display, has provided an in-depth glimpse into the shy little girl who would go from being a mother’s helper to royal princess.
What to expect in the Diana exhibit:
“Diana: A Celebration” is located on the Powerhouse museum’s second floor. Admission fees are $20/adult which includes entry to the Diana exhibit.
“Australians Meet Diana” is a parallel exhibit with detailed accounts from Australians who met Diana during one of her official visits Down Under.
You must budget at least one hour for the exhibit; 2 hours would be better if you are a big fan of the late princess.
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