Events

When: From 30 January 2018 until 03 March 2018, 10:00 - 16:00
Location: The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth
Categories: Family Events , Special Events , Exhibitions

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a piece of jewelled history arrives at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a limited time only. Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's famous jewel, the chelengk, has been carefully reconstructed and is now on display for all to enjoy. The diamond was presented to Vice Admiral Lord Nelson by Sultan Selim III of Turkey after the Battle of the Nile in 1798.

The chelengk became a symbol of Nelson’s prowess, proudly worn on his hat like a turban jewel. However, when on display in 1951, the jewel was stolen and lost forever, never to be seen again.

Now, thanks to revelations made by author and historian Martyn Downer’s in his latest book ‘Nelson’s Lost Jewel’, which tells the extraordinary true story of the chelengk and unearths new found drawings of the original, a replica of the jewel has been accurately created for the first time.

See Nelson's chelengk at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard during February half term until March 2018. 

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Nelson's Chelengk