Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity

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Emma Hamilton was one of the most famous international celebrities of her time and her life is the ultimate costume drama. Now largely remembered as the woman who captured the heart of the nation’s hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, Emma was an extraordinary woman in her own right. Find out all in our dazzling new exhibition and events season.

#EmmaHamilton

“No one in her time could resist Emma Hamilton, and nor will you​”

★★★★★ The Guardian

“No one in her time could resist Emma Hamilton, and nor will you​”

★★★★★ The Guardian

“more extraordinary than fiction… Hamilton’s remarkable story”

Metro

“more extraordinary than fiction… Hamilton’s remarkable story”

Metro

★★★★ Time Out

★★★★ Time Out

“It is such a great bit of storytelling, it really is, you are so moved.​”

Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4

“It is such a great bit of storytelling, it really is, you are so moved.​”

Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4

“This outstanding exhibition about Emma Hart’s rags-to-riches story is a winner.”

Daily Mail

“This outstanding exhibition about Emma Hart’s rags-to-riches story is a winner.”

Daily Mail

Essential information

Event Type: 
Opening times: 
Until 17 April 2017 | 10am–5pm daily (entry is untimed, last entry 4pm)
Location: 
National Maritime Museum
Price: 
Tickets from £12.60

See the exhibition trailer

Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity - National Maritime Museum

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