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Wednesday 11th of November 2015
One of the world’s most famous diarists and a known London socialite, Samuel Pepys has given us insight into parts of history at an intimate level we may never have known without his records. However, there was much more to Pepys than just his diarist’s habits and this new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum brings together a huge collection of works related to Pepys, giving visitors more insight into his fascinating life.
The National Maritime Museum is home to the exhibition Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution from 20th November and it will stay in the special exhibitions gallery at the museum until the end of March 2016. This gives visitors and history enthusiasts plenty of time to arrange a trip to the city to explore Pepys’ history and the Greenwich location of the museum is ideal for tourists visiting central London. If you’re driving in from London Heathrow Airport, the National Maritime Museum is around 27 miles drive east into the city in your Easirent hire car.
The new exhibition brings together 200 paintings and objects which have been gathered from museums around the world as well as private collections and together they help shape a picture of the time Pepys lived in but also give insight into his personality, passions and interests, including his particular love of gossip, music and women.
From the most basic information about Pepys daily habits to his colourful reputation on the London socialite scene, this exhibition shows once and for all that Samuel Pepys was more than a man of letters.
This is a ticketed exhibition and is suitable and should spark the interest of younger visitors aged 5 or over.