Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity at National Maritime Museum


Emma Hart as Circe by George Romney (detail), ® Tate
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Be intrigued by one of the most fascinating figures in British history, and learn more about the woman who stole Horatio Nelson’s heart. Read More


Discover the remarkable life of one of the most talked-about women of the 18th century with Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity at the National Maritime Museum.

Famous for having been George Romney’s muse and Horatio Nelson’s mistress, Emma Hamilton captivated the world with her beauty and achievements, before dying in exile in Calais.

Relive Emma’s whirlwind journey from poverty to wealth and celebrity, and back to misery again through more than 200 objects, from beautiful paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, George Romney and Sir Thomas Lawrence, to letters from her lovers and the betrothal ring given to her by Nelson.

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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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