Exhibition: William Hargood – Destiny at Trafalgar

Exhibition: William Hargood - Destiny at Trafalgar


Thu 16 Sep 2021 - Sun 30 Jan 2022


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The fascinating life and history of William Hargood

William Hargood was a British naval officer during a tumultuous time in Britain’s history. He served in three major wars and would ultimately meet his destiny at Trafalgar in command of HMS Belleisle. This special exhibition will display items owned by William Hargood and chart his career fighting across the seas in one of the first truly global conflicts. Much of this exhibition will be inspired by his recently rediscovered Orders book which dates from 1794 to 1801 and gives a unique insight in to the man and his superiors in the Royal Navy.

This exhibition is free but donations are gladly welcomed. No need to book, just turn up.

Museum Opening Times
Thursdays: 10am – 8pm
Fridays: 10am – 5pm
Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: 11am – 3pm

Please note that the museum will be closed between 24th December and 6th January.