Scott's Last Expedition
- Natural History Museum |
- 20 January – 2 September 2012
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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.
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.
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.
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