Letters of love, loss and longing
In our latest exhibition, love letters offer glimpses into private worlds – from a queen’s treasonous love letter, to the generous wish of a naval hero and the forlorn poetry of a prime minister. Expect secret stories of heartbreak, passion and disappointment as you explore 500 years of letters in this intimate exhibition.
Immerse yourself in the changing expressions of love through history in our free exhibition – officially open Friday 14 February until Sunday 5 July 2020.
13 February – With Love preview
Be the first to admire our latest exhibition. Get creative with hands on workshops or join an expert tour to find out more about the stories of love, loss and longing behind the letters. Tickets for the opening night of the exhibition are now on sale.
With Love tours
Fall a little deeper into the stories behind the letters in our free expert-led exhibition tours.
Love season events
Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February at 12:00: Time Travel Craft Club: Love (All ages welcome)
Thursday 20 February at 19:30: ‘Hidden Love?’: LGBTQ+ lives in the archives
Thursday 19 March at 19:30: Victoria and Albert: Myth and reality with Daisy Goodwin
Thursday 14 May at 19:30: Wallis and Edward: a tale of love and obsession
Thursday 25 June at 19:30: England’s mistress: Emma Hamilton