Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity at The National Maritime Museum

March 2017

More Information about Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity at The National Maritime Museum Tickets

More information about Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity at The National Maritime Museum tickets

Highlights
  • Trace Emma Hamilton's spectacular career from rags to riches and back again through over 200 objects.
  • Read the heartfelt letters between Emma and her lovers including Admiral Nelson.
  • See great paintings by George Romney, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence.
  • Explore the obstacles and social barriers for a woman of her time in the public eye, many of which still resonate today.
Schedule
The Museums opens daily from 10am – 5pm with last admission at 4.30pm.

The Museum is closed on 24, 25, 26 December and the exhibition ends on 17 April 2017
Description
Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity runs until 17 April 2017 at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.

Emma Hamilton was one of the most famous international celebrities of her time and her life is the ultimate costume drama. Today Emma, Lady Hamilton, is most famous for being the lover of Admiral Nelson; however her story is one of female power and achievement in a man’s world.

Born into poverty in 1765, she rose to be a muse for famous artists, an influential ambassador’s wife, a European cultural icon and Nelson’s mistress – before facing prison and dying in destitution.

Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity traces her spectacular career from rags to riches and back again through over 200 objects, great paintings by George Romney, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence, and heartfelt letters between Emma and her lovers. The exhibition also explores the obstacles and social barriers for a woman of her time in the public eye, many of which still resonate today.
Additional Information
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.
Inclusions:
  • Entry to the exhibition Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity
Exclusions:
  • Travel
  • Food & drink
Venue Information:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Nearest Train Station: Greenwich