Making this Half Term Historic!

The Battle of Trafalgar is coming to Monmouth Museum!

On the 29thof October, this historic event will be demonstrated at the Nelson Museum, all day from 11.00am to 4.00pm, using fleets of battle-ready model ships and a slide-show of background information

Nelson, in the person of former Royal Marine and actor Sebastian Bowen, will be there to describe the action and answer questions on any related subject; discover the stories of the individual vessels and their captains, why limes and the matchlock firing mechanism were crucial and what was special about Nelson’s hat.

The 76 model ships are only made out of walnut shells, but they create a fine picture of the principle of Nelson’s attack against the combined French and Spanish fleet. 

We hope people will drop in during the day to see what’s going on and pick up the action.