Wednesday 2 November 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich - Nov 2016

What's On

Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity
Opens 3 November

An extraordinary woman in a man's world - our major new exhibition opens this week.

The story of Emma Hamilton is one of female power and achievement, against all odds. Born into poverty in 1765, she rose to be a muse for famous artists, an influential ambassador’s wife, a European cultural icon and Nelson’s lover – before facing prison and dying in destitution.

From rags to riches, and back again, follow her spectacular life through over 200 objects. What were the challenges faced by a woman of her time in the public eye, and how much has changed today?

"No one in her time could resist Emma Hamilton, and nor will you "
★★★★★ Guardian

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Emma Hamilton Events Season
Delve deeper into Emma's story with our new season of events.
Believe the hype and join the original 'it' girl at our Seduction and Celebrity Late, or enjoy a range of talks, tours and courses. 
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Exhibition catalogue
Accompanying our major exhibition this landmark publication recovers Emma from myth and misrepresentation.Through beautiful images and expert articles, take a new look at her life and legacy.
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The Queen's House
Free entry

Celebrate the 400th anniversary of this ‘house of delight’ and Britain’s first classical building.

Inigo Jone's masterpiece was designed for royalty and is filled with pioneering architecture and design. After a year's restoration, you can now see the Queen's House in all its splendour - filled with five centuries of inspiring art.

You can also celebrate the Queen's House with our new season of events
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The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I
See the iconic portrait of Elizabeth I, celebrating her most famous victory.
On permanent display for the first time in 425 years, displayed on the site of Elizabeth I's birthplace in Greenwich. 
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An Evening of Astrophotography
24 November

Celebrate astrophotography with the winners, judges and astronomers behind #astrophoto2016.
Comedian and science geek Helen Keen will also narrate a special planetarium show.
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Contemporary art
The house may be 400 years old but we have a regular programme of contemporary art.
Our timelapse takes you behind the scenes of Richard Wright's elegant new work.
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Kids in Museums Takeover Day
18 November

Join our annual celebration of children's creativity in museums.
Arts, crafts and play activities are led by children from a local Greenwich school, specially for our youngest visitors.
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