International Exhibition of Navigation, Commerce and Industry

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The International Exhibition of Navigation, Commerce and Industry in Liverpool, England, was opened by Queen Victoria[1] on 11 May 1886.

The fair was held in Antwerp's exhibition hall which was transported for the exhibition and erected alongside Wavertree Botanic Gardens.[1] Additional attractions were the chance to visit the SS Great Eastern[1] and to see a lifesize copy of the Eddystone Lighthouse and the rowing boat in which Grace Darling and her father rescued stranded occupants of a wrecked ship.[2]

Exhibitions from parts of the British Empire outside the United Kingdom included an African village, 50 "natives of Indian and Ceylon", camel and elephant rides and a Canadian toboggan ride[2]

It was followed by the Royal Jubilee Exhibition Liverpool in 1887.

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  1. ^ a b c "Shipperies exhibition". Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "WebCite query result". Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

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