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Nelson Gallery

Explore the colourful, action-packed and short life of one of the most complex characters in history and one of Britain’s greatest heroes, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson.

In the Nelson Gallery you will discover all aspects of Nelson’s life from his birth in Norfolk, his unconventional private life, the major battles he fought in and his eventual death at the Battle of Trafalgar.

As well as learning about his life, you will get the chance to see many of the objects he actually owned including the betrothal ring given to his mistress, Emma Hamilton, letters he wrote when adjusting to using his left hand after the loss of his right arm and also evidence to show what he may have actually looked like.

You will become totally immersed in the life of Vice-Admiral Nelson as you explore the gallery and look across to his flagship, HMS Victory.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard HM Naval Base (PP66), HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3NH
Museum Open
10am–5pm, Last Entry 4.30pm
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