One of the more unusual objects now on display in the new ‘Chosen’ exhibition at the BRLSI is a phial of liquid – said to be liquor from the brandy-filled barrel which brought Lord Nelson’s body home from Trafalgar.
It’s one of nine inspiring and intriguing displays – featuring artefacts which have been guest-curated from more than 150,000 objects in the Institution’s Queen Square store.
Nelson and his family had strong Bath connections and – to tie in with the exhibition – on selected Saturday mornings from April and throughout the summer there will be special Nelson Walks.
They will be jointly staffed by The Nelson Society and the World Heritage Enhancement Fund and based on the Nelson Trail leaflet which is free and available in all good tourism outlets – including Bath Spa railway station.
You’ll get an expert commentary and visit many of the sites that featured in Nelson’s time in the city between 1788 and 1797 when he hoped the waters would ease his war ailments and injuries.
The first trail will be on Saturday, April 27th when – at 10.45 am – l will be at the BRLSI to explain a little more about my Chosen exhibit before you all set off at 11am. The trail is expected to last about an hour and is suitable for everyone.
Tickets cost £5 for adults (accompanying children free of charge), to include tea or coffee at the BRLSI, a printed guide and the talk + tour.
Please note you have to book your tickets in advance from Bath Box Office: www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
The full list of tour dates are 27 April, 11 May, 8 June and 22 June and Heritage Day on 14th September.