Scott's Last Expedition

Scott's Last Expedition goes beyond the familiar tales of the three-year journey to the South Pole and the death of the Polar Party to explore the Terra Nova expedition from different angles.

Scott in Hut © Canterbury Museum, Photo: H Ponting

Scott in Hut

The exhibition's focus is on the everyday stories and activities of the people who took part, their scientific work and unforgettable human endurance.Scott stated reaching the South Pole as one of the expedition's main aims, but an ambitious programme of scientific investigation and geographical exploration was also carried out.

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This exhibition, which marks the centenary of Scott reaching the pole and his tragic death, features over 200 rare specimens and original artefacts displayed alongside a life-sized representation of Scott's hut. Many items, such as clothing, skis, food, tools and diaries are being shown together for the first time.

Venue details

Natural History Museum Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD 020 7942 5000

Entry details

£4 with National Art Pass (standard entry £8)

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5.50pm (last entry 5.30pm)

What the critics say


Objects used and collected by Captain Scott's team make for a dramatic exhibition at the Natural History Museum.


Scott's Last Expedition at the Natural History Museum reveals the challenges of conducting a scientific mission in such bitter conditions