The Crown Exhibition & Auction Has Arrived In London

By Martha Davies

6 months ago

Here's your chance to see (and maybe own) these iconic pieces


If the newly-released episodes of The Crown have got you daydreaming about living in a palace (and flaunting a royal wardrobe), you’re in luck: hundreds of costumes and props from the show will be auctioned at Bonhams soon. And if you can’t splash the cash, fear not – you can still see all the regalia at the now-open exhibition hosted in Bonhams’ London showrooms. 

The Crown Exhibition & Auction: Everything You Need To Know

Elizabeth Debicki in The Crown season 6

Image courtesy of Netflix

Which Props & Costumes From The Crown Will Go To Auction?

Though the final season of The Crown landed on Netflix last year, the story didn’t quite stop there: 450 items from the set will be auctioned off in 2024. But if you don’t fancy bidding, you can still get in on the action, as the items will be displayed in a new exhibition running at Bonhams in London from 11 January to 5 February. The exhibition will then tour Paris, Los Angeles and New York before the sale begins at 30 January.

Netflix has announced that the exclusive auction will be held at Bonhams, featuring costumes and props from all six seasons of The Crown. This includes the show’s replica of Princess Diana’s extraordinary revenge dress – worn, of course, by Elizabeth Debicki in the final season – which is expected to sell for between £8,000 and £12,000. If you’re after some more occasionwear, you can bid on the tulle and satin ballgown sported by Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) in season 2, or the column gown seen on Wallis Simpson (Lia Williams) in season 1. Also on offer are costumes such as Diana’s leopard-print swimsuit, her Versace sunglasses, and her legendary engagement ring. 

Meanwhile, replicas of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation robes (donned by Claire Foy) are predicted to bring in between £20,000 and £30,000. Perhaps the most jaw-dropping items for sale, however, include a replica of 10 Downing Street’s façade, which has also been listed for between £20,000 and £30,000, as well as the world’s only reproduction of the late Queen’s Coronation carriage, which is likely to sell for an eye-watering £50,000.

Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in The Crown season 6

Image courtesy of Netflix

When & Where Will The Auction Take Place?

The auction will kick off with 300 items, with an online auction running from 11 January to 8 February 2024. The final 150 items will be put up for sale in a live auction taking place on 7 February 2024.

Bonhams has stated that proceeds from the live auction will go towards the creation of a new scholarship programme at the National Film and Television School.

For further information on the auction, visit bonhams.com

When Does Bonhams’ The Crown Exhibition Open?

You can visit a free exhibition of the items going on sale from The Crown at Bonhams London from 11 January to 5 February 2024. The exhibition will be open from Monday to Sunday, with full hours listed here.

You can visit Bonhams London at 101 New Bond Street, London W1s 1SR (the nearest tube station is Knightsbridge).

To book your free tickets, visit eventbrite.co.uk

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown

Image courtesy of Netflix

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