Matthew Henry Keymer's portrait of Lord Nelson has switched
homes from Great Yarmouth Borough Council's offices to the
A museum to
celebrate the life of Norfolk's most famous son has opened in Great
Nelson Museum boasts around 900 items dedicated to the naval hero
from letters, books and ceramics to paintings, medals and a piece
of wood from the Victory.
The museum at
26, South Quay is the only one in the county to solely honour the
Norfolk admiral. It
will be officially opened on July 18 by the Duke of Edinburgh, the
museum trust's patron.
traditional exhibits, the museum shows what Horatio Nelson's life
was like below the decks through sight, sound and smell.
A rare Jasperware teapot from Wedgwood forms part of the collection.
A replica of
a boat houses an interative display where children can climb into
hammocks, hear Nelson's commands and the commotion on board a battleship,
see the crew's meagre daily rations and smell cannon-fire.
A room recreating
Nelson's home at Merton Place in Surrey is dedicated to his life
outside of battle. A wax model of Nelson sits at a desk, and glass
cases feature displays of how he looked and his colourful love life.
museum is open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm and 2pm-5pm on Saturday
and Sunday. Admission is £2 for adults, £1 for
children, £1.50 for concessions and £4.50 for
a family ticket. There is full access for the disabled.
01493 850 698.
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