Chatham Historic Dockyard explores Antarctica

Date Posted: 08/05/2013

An exhibition charting the expeditions of Scott and Shackleton will run at The Historic Dockyard Chatham from 24th May to 30th August.

Exploring Antarctica: The Final Expeditions of Scott and Shackletonwill cover the expeditions of both Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton - charted through the words, photographs and artefacts of those who survived and those who perished in this most hostile of environments.

Exploring Antarcticais presented in association with The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and will have artefacts from the Scott Polar Research Institute,Royal Museums Greenwich and Royal Engineers Museum Library and Archive on display.

Authentic clothing, photographs and artefacts will be on display

Historic photographs and artefacts from both the expeditions will be on display, including a perfectly preserved biscuit found on Scott’s frozen body (on loan from the Royal Engineers Museum Library and Archive), together with modern authentic clothing on loan from the British Antarctic Survey.

Younger school groups might also be interested in the interactive activities area, which includes a dressing up section.

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Photo credit: Royal Geographical Society.

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