Nelson Museum & Local History Centre

Priory Street, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3XA, Wales

Welsh Tourist Board

Find out about the life, loves, death and commemoration of the famous admiral through displays of weapons, pictures, fine ceramics, silver and glass, ships models and letters.

Horatio Nelson was born in Norfolk, died at sea, and is buried in St. Paul's Cathedral - yet Monmouth is home to a magnificent collection of Nelson material. Find out about the origins of the collection, and about the life, loves, death and commemoration of the famous admiral through displays of weapons, pictures, fine ceramics, silver and glass, ships models and letters.

The history of the ancient Wye Valley market town is illustrated in displays in the same building. Charles Stuart Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, lived near Monmouth and his exploits in balloons, early motor cars and aeroplanes are also seen in the History Center.
Educational groups free (Pre-booking)
Museum shop
Children admitted free (when accompanied by an adult)
In the town centre clsoe to parking & shops
Exhibition programmes all year (art, craft, local history, general interest)

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  • Special provision for disabled visitors

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