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Exhibition marking the life of Old Norvicensian Admiral Nelson to open at Norwich Castle

27 July 2017

Artefacts loaned by the school to Norwich Castle are to form part of new major exhibition dedicated to Norwich School’s most famous Old Norvicensian, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

The eagerly-awaited exhibition, entitled ‘Nelson and Norfolk’, opens at the Norwich Castle Museum on the 29th July. It will celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson, one of Britain’s greatest heroes, in his home county.

This landmark exhibition celebrates ‘The Norfolk Hero’ from his boyhood in the county to his death at the Battle of Trafalgar. It also explores how his legacy continues to echo down to the present day. Amongst artefacts loaned by Norwich School, the exhibition features the world-famous Nelson Bullet, which killed Nelson during the battle of Trafalgar, as well as a huge French Tricolor ensign, which was captured from the French ship Le Généreux by Admiral Lord Nelson’s men in 1800 and is being displayed in public for the first time in more than a century.

Head Master Steffan Griffiths yesterday had the chance to view the exhibition before it opened to the public, including viewing the loaned artefacts from the school, which can be seen below.