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Visit to ‘The Emma Exhibition’ at The National Maritime Museum

30/03/2017 @ 14:00 - 17:00

I have an Invitation from Dr Colville, curator of ‘The Emma Exhibition’  at The National Maritime Museum.  He would like to accompany a small group within the exhibition at 2.30 pm on Thursday March 30th 2017.

It is a unique exhibition and we are very privileged to have this chance of seeing and hearing about Emma with Dr Colville.  Emma’s story is a much more interesting, varied and an amazing story unfolds to tell of us of many of the amazing achievements of an amazing woman who was beautiful and the muse for George Romney, who painted her about 70 times.  Emma when twenty was sent with her Mother to Naples as ‘a gift’ to Sir William Hamilton from his nephew George Greville, who wished to make a suitable marriage.  In Naples her life and education turned her into a very cultured women.  In marrying Sir William she became a formidable politician. En route back to Naples, just after her wedding they visited Marie Antoinette taking a letter back to her sister the Queen of The Two Sicily’s.  Emma helped with the flight of The Royal Family to Palermo for safety and  whilst there arranged for food to be taken to Malta where the Maltese were starving because of The British blockade.

We may have enough people to be eligible for a concession rate, for those who do have to pay entry, of about £10.00 – £12.00 pp.  I am happy to meet people at Greenwich if they would like to see restored The Queen’s House (free entry) in the morning and or visit the Café before we meet at 2pm to Emma visit.

If you are a member of The Royal Museum Greenwich please let me have your membership number when you make your booking, see below.

We need to meet in The Sammy Ofer Wing by 2.00 pm – opposite the Cafe at the very latest to purchase any tickets as needed.

I do need to know numbers and plans for the day by Monday March 27th at the latest please. I am sorry that this is short notice but it is a wonderful chance before Emma closes at Easter.

Best wishes.


stgisland@hotmail.com or 07791646137

I wish to attend the Emma visit on Thursday March 30th at 2pm on March 30th 2017

at RMG Greenwich.

Name………………………………………No of people…………………………………

I am an NMM Member and  my number is……………………………………


14:00 - 17:00