John Simmons: A Sailor's Trafalgar Story

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 2ND SEPTEMBER 2013

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, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
 
 
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  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
26th, 29th and 31st July | Every Monday and Wednesday in August | 2nd September | 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
 

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Having been press ganged and taken from his home in Jamaica, John Simmons became a sailor aboard Admiral Lord Nelson's HMS Victory. An immersive experience hosted by the National Maritime Museum, John Simmons: A Sailor's Trafalgar Story tells the emotional tale of what it was like to be a black sailor in Nelson's navy and the surprising freedoms he found out at sea.

 

About National Maritime Museum

Located in the heart of Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum has a monumental mission: to showcase mankind's association with the sea. The collection dates back to 1823 when a National Gallery of Naval Art was established, and the museum is housed in an elegant building which used to be an asylum. More about National Maritime Museum

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