Lunchtime talk: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815
The 'Bellerophon' with Napoleon Aboard at Plymouth [Image: John James Chalon [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]
  • Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth

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Join Plymouth University geographer Clive Charlton for a presentation about the nine dramatic days when Napoleon Bonaparte was in Plymouth Sound 200 years ago. 

Clive will discuss Napoleon's surrender, journey to Plymouth, the scenes in the Sound from 26 July and 4 August 1815, and the decision to send him into exile. He will also look at the story of HMS Bellerophon and the dockyard.


£2 per person. Advance booking and payment are essential through the City Museum and Art Gallery's Welcome Desk. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Please make cheques payable to 'Plymouth City Council'. Please note the museum will not be able to refund any monies unless the talk is cancelled. 

Any unreserved tickets will be available on the day although the museum cannot guarantee that any will remain! All talks start at 1.10pm and last for up to 45 minutes including questions and answers. 

For the enjoyment of all attendees latecomers will not be admitted if the gallery is full or very busy. If you wish to get a particular seat please turn up in plenty of time.

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