Celebrating Magna Carta at Runnymede

View of the Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey

Every June we celebrate the most significant date in Runnymede's history: the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215. Find out what we're doing this year to mark the 802nd anniversary of the birth of modern democracy.

Guided meadows walks

Sat 17 & Sun 18 June, 2-2.45pm

Join a member of the Runnymede team for a guided walk around Runnymede's historic water meadows, to learn about King John and the document that formed the basis of civil rights.

Family activities and Jurors talks

Sat 17 & Sun 18 June, throughout the day

We'll be offering family activities throughout the day including a trail - watch this space for more info. You'll also be able to take a free guided tour of Hew Locke's art installation The Jurors, an intricate piece comprised of 12 bronze chairs that tell the story of global democracy and freedom.

The Jurors by Hew Locke at Runnymede
The Jurors artwork by Hew Locke, at Runnymede in Surrey
The Jurors by Hew Locke at Runnymede

Morris dancers

Sat 17 June, 2pm onwards

No celebration would be complete without a dance. See if you can spot the Datchet Border Morris dancers on their jaunt around the meadows of Runnymede.