Archive Journeys in September

This month visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to attend a number of Archive Journey sessions.  Following the popular Polar Exploration sessions held in July we are holding 3 more events to coincide with the Museum’s North West Passage exhibition.  The sessions take place within the North West…

Forthcoming Archive Journeys

To coincide with the Museum’s North West Passage exhibition members of the Archive team will be holding three Archive Journey sessions in July. We’ll be talking about items from our Polar Exploration box and there will be plenty of opportunities to view original documents up-close and ask questions about the…

Archive journeys : Polar Exploration

Archive Journeys are held every Thursday at 2.30pm in the E-Library, and are an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience some of our most famous historical moments and figures first hand. Showcasing documents and treasures you may not otherwise see, they are a must for any Museum visitor! Polar Exploration…

Notes on Arctic equipment for spring travelling

September’s item of the month is Lieutenant Francis Leopold McClintock’s notebook: Notes on Arctic Equipment for Spring Travelling, drawn up at Port Royal 1867. Caird Library ref: MCL/37. Lieutenant Francis Leopold McClintock (1819-1907) became famous as the man who discovered the remains of Sir John Franklin’s expedition to find the…

The Quest for the Northwest Passage

This truly is a gorgeous book. And it’s not just me that thinks so – everyone who has walked past my shelf of recently catalogued books lately has been picking it up. Bound in teal blue with an illustrated spine and silver lettering, The Quest for the Northwest Passage is…