Huge collection of Royal memorabilia at Sandringham museum

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Roll

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Rolls-Royce Phantom V used by HM the Queen between 1961 and 2002. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Royal Garages museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of memorabilia.

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Roll

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Rolls-Royce Phantom V used by HM the Queen between 1961 and 2002. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Housed in the former coach houses and stable block, the museum will have a new vehicle on display as part of its upcoming summer exhibition.

The eco-taxi used by the Duke of Edinburgh will join the collection after nearly 20 years of Royal service.

Philip, 95, took delivery of the gas-powered Metrocab in 1999, and used the vehicle for engagements in London, allowing him to travel around the capital unnoticed.

The liquefied petroleum gas-powered car was the only one of its type in the world in 1999, and was best known for its use as the new style of black cab in London and other big cities.

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Roll

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Rolls-Royce Phantom V used by HM the Queen between 1961 and 2002. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Sandringham museum re-opened on April 1. Exhibits range from the 1939 Merryweather fire engine which once protected the Royal household, to gifts of all shapes and sizes given to the Queen on state visits abroad.

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Roll

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Rolls-Royce Phantom V used by HM the Queen between 1961 and 2002. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Roll

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Rolls-Royce Phantom V used by HM the Queen between 1961 and 2002. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Roll

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Rolls-Royce Phantom V used by HM the Queen between 1961 and 2002. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Roll

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Rolls-Royce Phantom V used by HM the Queen between 1961 and 2002. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Roll

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Rolls-Royce Phantom V used by HM the Queen between 1961 and 2002. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a 1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took delivery of this London taxi in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took delivery of this London taxi in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took delivery of this London taxi in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took delivery of this London taxi in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took delivery of this London taxi in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took delivery of this London taxi in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took delivery of this London taxi in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh took delivery of this London taxi in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Lond

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a London Taxi, delivered to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a Lond

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Pictured is a London Taxi, delivered to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1999. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Picture: Ian Burt

The Museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of Royal memorabilia. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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