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Norwich Castle gets ready to open major exhibition dedicated to Admiral Lord Nelson

PUBLISHED: 13:25 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:47 27 July 2017

This huge French Ensign, captured from the French warship Le Genereux in 1800, will be on display 
for the first time in more than 100 years from Saturday, July 29 as part of the Nelson & 
Norfolk exhibition at Norwich Castle. Photo: Alban Donohoe

This huge French Ensign, captured from the French warship Le Genereux in 1800, will be on display for the first time in more than 100 years from Saturday, July 29 as part of the Nelson & Norfolk exhibition at Norwich Castle. Photo: Alban Donohoe

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The final preparations are being put in place ready for the opening of Norwich Castle's new major exhibition dedicated to Norfolk's most famous son.

Nelson and Norfolk opens at the historic venue this Saturday and features an extraordinary collection of objects connected to naval hero Admiral Lord Nelson, from his childhood in Norfolk to his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

The impressive centrepiece to the exhibition will be a huge French Tricolor ensign - measuring 16 metres by 8.3 metres - 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. Also in the exhibition is a portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson which was painted by William Beechey in 1801.

Nelson and Norfolk opens on Saturday at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and runs until October 1. Visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Gallery technicians at Norwich Castle install the impressive portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson by William Beechey completed in 1801, which presides over the exhibition Nelson & Norfolk which opens to the public on Saturday, July 29. Photo: Alban DonohoeGallery technicians at Norwich Castle install the impressive portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson by William Beechey completed in 1801, which presides over the exhibition Nelson & Norfolk which opens to the public on Saturday, July 29. Photo: Alban Donohoe

Gallery technicians at Norwich Castle install the impressive portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson by William Beechey completed in 1801, which presides over the exhibition Nelson & Norfolk which opens to the public on Saturday, July 29. Photo: Alban DonohoeGallery technicians at Norwich Castle install the impressive portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson by William Beechey completed in 1801, which presides over the exhibition Nelson & Norfolk which opens to the public on Saturday, July 29. Photo: Alban Donohoe

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