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Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity at The National Maritime Museum

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  • Learn the compelling and incredible story of Emma Hamilton
  • Most famous for being Lord Nelson’s lover, her life was the ultimate costume drama
  • She was an international celebrity of her time
  • Born into poverty, learn how she rose to female power and achievement in a man’s world
  • Learn about the social barriers and obstacles for women of that time
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Visit the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to see the brilliant exhibition about the life and times of Emma Hamilton – an incredible woman whose life resembled the ultimate costume drama.

Today, she is most famous for being the lover of Lord Nelson, but in her day, she was an international celebrity in her own right. From rags to riches, Hamilton was born into poverty and the exhibition tracks her rise to female power, influence and achievement in a man’s world.

Displaying over 200 objects, this inspiring exhibit includes moving letters between Hamilton and her lovers, including Lord Nelson and beautiful paintings by George Romney, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Learn about the social obstacles and barriers for women of that time, some of which still resonate to this day. Find out about her humble beginnings and how she rose to become the muse for influential artists, an ambassador’s wife, a European cultural icon and, of course, Nelson’s lover, before becoming destitute and ultimately dying in prison.

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Please Note:
  • The exhibition is disabled friendly. This exhibition is on the lower ground in the special exhibitions gallery. All floors of the National Maritime have good lift access.
  • Please take your voucher/confirmation to the admission desk at the National Maritime Museum to enter the exhibition.
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Venue Information:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Nearest Train Station: Greenwich