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Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution at National Maritime Museum


Portrait of Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1689 Pinterest


Discover the remarkable story behind one of the world's most famous diarists as Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution opens at the National Maritime Museum.

The largest ever exhibition dedicated to the great man, this elaborate venture boasts an amazing 200 original historic objects from museums, private galleries and collections from around the world.

Together, they tell the story of one of the most colourful characters of the 17th Century, a man who witnessed many of the great events that shaped Britain. Pepys' diary covered all the events that transformed medieval London into a world city, from the execution of King Charles I in 1649 to the death of Oliver Cromwell, the plague and the Great Fire of London.

Described as a naval mastermind, a socialite and a lover of fine music, women and theatre, his fascinating life was nevertheless fraught with medical problems and the drawbacks of being associated with public life and politics.


Venue Details & Map

National Maritime Museum Greenwich

Romney Road
SE10 9NF
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
Public transport:
Rail – Greenwich (zone 2) DLR – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich By boat – from most central London piers

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