Huge collection of Royal memorabilia at Sandringham museum
- Credit: Ian Burt
The Royal Garages museum at Sandringham holds an extraordinary collection of memorabilia.
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.
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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.
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