Since 1931, the Great Bed of Ware has been a beloved feature of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The three metres wide bed was built in 1590 by Hertfordshire carpenter Jonas Fosbrooke. (photo)
The bed will be on loan to the Ware Museum for one year, and will take up to a week to dismantle and nine days for the bed to install. Fosbrooke reportedly created the bed as a tourist attraction on the pilgrim route from London to Walsingham.