An artwork by Hew Locke for Runnymede, Surrey, UK to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Commissioned by Surrey County Council and National Trust.

The Jurors is located at Runnymede, Windsor Road, near Old Windsor, Surrey, SL4 2JL. Full directions and contact information at National Trust website.

The Jurors is free and open to all, every day. Please feel free to sit on and touch the chairs. Hew Locke has designed The Jurors to be used and as a meeting place, not just to be looked at.

Runnymede is a popular place to explore, from space for walks and picnics, as well as two memorials on site and boat trips which drop off and pick up nearby. The land is owned and managed by the National Trust and there is a Pay and Display car parking at Runnymede, about 500m from the artwork (free for National Trust members). There is no other car parking available nearby.

Access: The Jurors is about 500m from the nearest car park and can be accessed across level, mown grass paths. The work is highly tactile and includes braille.

There is a free leaflet about The Jurors available in the car park displays and visitors are encouraged to download a free audio guide to your mobile device to listen to when exploring the artwork. There is only limited mobile connection on site, so this is best done before you visit.

There is a large print version of the leaflet available at the National Trust tea room or you can download the leaflet here.

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For more information about car parking, how to find Runnymede, tea room opening times, access and other facilities and attractions at Runnymede, or to contact a member of staff please see the National Trust website.


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Designed & Built by Fiasco Design

© Surrey County Council & Hew Locke 2015