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In Pictures: Take a look inside the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries

An area 50ft above the main floor of Westminster Abbey will contain more than 300 treasures spanning a 1,000-year history.

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A portrait of the Queen is part of the display (John Stillwell/PA)

A portrait of the Queen is part of the display (John Stillwell/PA)

A portrait of the Queen is part of the display (John Stillwell/PA)

Rarely seen treasures and collections will go on show to the public at Westminster Abbey’s revamped Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

This sneak preview offers a flavour of some of the items that will be on display from June 11.

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

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These are small models of Christian martyrs, from which the larger versions above the Great West door of the abbey were created (John Stillwell/PA)

These are small models of Christian martyrs, from which the larger versions above the Great West door of the abbey were created (John Stillwell/PA)

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These are small models of Christian martyrs, from which the larger versions above the Great West door of the abbey were created (John Stillwell/PA)

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A full size effigy of Viscount Horatio Nelson is part of the displays (John Stillwell/PA)

A full size effigy of Viscount Horatio Nelson is part of the displays (John Stillwell/PA)

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A full size effigy of Viscount Horatio Nelson is part of the displays (John Stillwell/PA)

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The gallery itself offers a striking view looking down to the Great West door (John Stillwell/PA)

The gallery itself offers a striking view looking down to the Great West door (John Stillwell/PA)

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The gallery itself offers a striking view looking down to the Great West door (John Stillwell/PA)

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The marriage licence from the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) is included as a treasure (John Stillwell/PA)

The marriage licence from the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) is included as a treasure (John Stillwell/PA)

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The marriage licence from the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) is included as a treasure (John Stillwell/PA)

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The funeral effigy of Queen Mary I (John Stillwell/PA)

The funeral effigy of Queen Mary I (John Stillwell/PA)

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The funeral effigy of Queen Mary I (John Stillwell/PA)

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The Coronation chair of Queen Mary II (John Stillwell/PA)

The Coronation chair of Queen Mary II (John Stillwell/PA)

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The Coronation chair of Queen Mary II (John Stillwell/PA)

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Replicas of, left to right, St Edward's Crown, Orb with Cross and Imperial State Crown (John Stillwell/PA)

Replicas of, left to right, St Edward's Crown, Orb with Cross and Imperial State Crown (John Stillwell/PA)

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Replicas of, left to right, St Edward's Crown, Orb with Cross and Imperial State Crown (John Stillwell/PA)

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