The Hoste Luxury boutique hotels and spa located in Burnham Market, one of North Norfolk’s prettiest villages are taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days (7-10th September 2017). This annual festival celebrates our diverse history, architecture and culture, offering you the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences all for free. Visitors to The Hoste hotel will be able to visit the ‘Remember Nelson’ exhibition featuring letters written by Horatio Nelson, together with prints and displays from artists including George Arnold and an original life mask of Lord Nelson cast in Vienna in 1800. Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, the free exhibition showcases exhibits and artefacts about Nelson’s life, career, early life in Norfolk, famous battles and legacy which can be found in the Nelson Lodge, located in The Hoste’s sheltered walled garden. The exhibition is being run in partnership with the Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth and it is expected to be the largest exhibition of Nelson artefacts in Norfolk, outside the Museum. Born locally in Burnham Thorpe in 1758, Nelson frequented The Hoste – formerly the Pitt Arms – in his early years. Before being recalled to service in 1792, he is known to have stayed in Room 5; he would catch the morning coach to London from Burnham Market, as well as receiving his dispatch papers there. He also used the Pitt Arms as a recruiting post. The Hoste hotel was named after another local seafarer Captain Sir William Hoste and the exhibition tells the story of William Hoste’s relationship with Nelson and how Nelson nurtured the young sailors who worked with him. Although Hoste’s story is not so well known, he’s another Norfolk hero to be proud of.
In addition to the exhibition, visitors will be treated to a special tour of Nelson’s bedroom Room 5 on Thursday 7th September 2017 between 1-3pm. Advanced booking is essential to confirm your place on the tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.