Current exhibition

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Uncloaked: The Man, the Myths, the Legacy

September 6, 2018 – February 4, 2019

English writer, explorer, courtier, and all-out adventurer,
Sir Walter Raleigh, is a larger-than-life figure. His words have been read by revolutionaries and studied by high school students. His deeds have been debated by historians and featured in romance novels. Towns, tobacco companies, even rock and roll bands have adopted his name.

In his lifetime he was both hated and admired, and his reputation remains controversial. Four centuries after his death, Raleigh continues to fascinate us. This exhibition looks at some of the key events in the life of this enigmatic Elizabethan, and the many ways in which he is both remembered and misremembered.

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For information on previous exhibitions, see our past exhibitions page.