Music, Drinking, and Other Intoxicants in Restoration Britain

Date / time: 25 April, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Stories of the Gloucester Shipwreck: Norfolk’s Mary Rose

The discovery of the Gloucester warship off the coast of Great Yarmouth, wrecked while carrying a future King of England and Scotland in 1682, was announced to the world in June 2022. The shipwreck is hailed as the most significant historic maritime discovery since finding the Mary Rose in 1971.

In four events, curators of the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery exhibition titled ‘The Last Voyage of the Gloucester: Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck, 1682’, and experts in the field, will explore the Gloucester’s stories as they are told through music, literature and history, art, and textiles.

In this first event of the series, experts in early modern drinking cultures, intoxicants, and music, share their knowledge about amusements and recreations of the Stuart court and on board the Gloucester.

This event will take place at Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Norwich NR1 3JU

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Presented by the University of East Anglia and Norfolk Museum Services.