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…

Visit by the James Caird Society and the South Georgia Association

Last Monday we welcomed a group of over thirty members of the James Caird Society and the South Georgia Association to view some treasures relating to polar exploration in the Archive & Library collections, and in the museum’s 3-D collections. Members of the two societies included descendants of the men of…

Aurora Australis

The recent cold snap provides the perfect introduction to January’s item of the month – no less than the first book written, printed, illustrated and bound in the Antarctic! Aurora Australis, 1908-1909 was produced by the British Antarctic Expedition (or Nimrod Expedition) led by Ernest Shackleton as they over-wintered on…

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…