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Further details released on the screening of the state funeral in Exeter

Published: 13 September 2022

Further details released on the screening of the state funeral in Exeter State funeral for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

More details have been released on the public screening of the state funeral for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens and other locations in the city on Monday 19 September.

The state funeral will be shown on a large screen in Northernhay Gardens and the public are welcome to attend.

The park will open at 9am on Monday 19 September, and access will be from the Queen Street entrance only.

As capacity is limited, attendance will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Refreshments and toilet facilities will be available. People are welcome to bring chairs or a picnic blanket. People can bring their own food and drink, but alcohol is not permitted. 

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads.

The funeral will also be shown at Exeter City Football Club and at the Conference Centre at Sandy Park.

City Council Leader Phil Bialyk said: “Some people will choose to watch the funeral at home, or maybe with friends and family.

“But we know that many people will also want to be in the company of a larger crowd, to be part of a collective experience. So we are very pleased that we have been able to facilitate the screening at Northernhay Gardens, and I hope to see as many people as possible there.

“It is also great that the football club and rugby club will also be screening the funeral, and I thank them for doing so. We very much welcome the fact that residents have options if they wish to watch a public screening of the funeral – it is such an important and historic occasion.”  

Monday 19 September, the day of the state funeral, is a bank holiday. The funeral service is due to start at 11am at Westminster Abbey in London – the historic church where kings and queens are crowned.

The last state funeral was held for Sir Winston Churchill in 1965. The state funeral of George VI, Queen Elizabeth’s father, took place in 1952.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I watch the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The funeral is being screened in Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX4 3QE. It will also be screened at Exeter City Football Club and at the Conference Centre at Sandy Park.

The BBC will be showing the State Funeral on television. But if people would like to watch it in the company of others they are invited to attend one of the public screenings in the city.

What time is the park opening?
Northernhay Gardens will open to the public at 9am on Monday 19 September. Please ensure you use the Queen Street entrance. There will be bag checks on arrival.

What time is the park open until?
The park will be open to the public until 2pm.

Will the park need to close before the screening?
There will be no public access to Northernhay Gardens from 8am on Sunday 18 September while preparations for the screening are made.

Can I buy tickets?
There is no need to buy tickets, the park will be operating on a first come, first served basis, and the event will be free to attend.

Can I bring my own food and drink?
Yes. Please do note however, that alcohol will not be permitted.

Can I bring chairs?
Please do bring chairs and picnic blankets.

Am I allowed to bring my dog?
Of course, dog litter bins will be available on site, we kindly ask that you keep your dogs on their lead.

Will there be refreshments?
Yes, there will be a number of refreshment vendors available for the majority of the event. The vendors will accept cash and card.

Are there toilets?
Toilets will be available.

Is there disabled access?
Disabled access will be available. Please make yourself known to a steward on your arrival.

Will there be car parking?
Please park in one of the nearby car parks. The nearest is the Guildhall car park.


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