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Exhibition

Blood & Battle: Dissecting the Life of William Beatty

5 November 2022 - 25 March 2023
Tickets: £6 (concessions available)
Mezzanine Level, Visitor Centre

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Explore the fascinating – and sometimes grisly – life and work of renowned 19th-century naval surgeon and physician, Sir William Beatty. Marking 200 years since Beatty took up his post as Physician to the Royal Hospital for Seamen in Greenwich, now the Old Royal Naval College, the exhibition features a range of objects including a replica of Nelson’s life mask, Beatty’s own medical chest and 18th and 19th century surgical instruments.

Step on-board a replica of the cockpit of the HMS Victory complete with the sights, smells and sounds of a make-shift medical bay. Learn about the surgical practice of Nelson’s Navy and how improved medical knowledge helped to save more lives at sea.

Parental discretion advised. This exhibition is not recommended for children aged 10 or younger.

Painted Hall and Blood & Battle £16 combined tickets are also available.

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