Scott’s Last Expedition
Exhibition now on at Canterbury Museum, New Zealand until 30 June 2013.
One hundred years after its tragic end, the definitive story of British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica is being told in a major international exhibition.
To commemorate the centenary of the expedition and celebrate its achievements, the Antarctic Heritage Trust, Natural History Museum, London, and Canterbury Museum, New Zealand have collaborated to create an international travelling exhibition. Both museums are long-standing partners of the Trust. The exhibition is the Trust’s major initiative to mark the centenary of Captain Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910 – 1913 and sheds new light on this famous expedition.
Scott's Last Expedition reunites the artefacts used by Scott and his team together with scientific specimens collected during the 1910 – 1913 expedition for the first time since their use in Antarctica. When Scott set off on his second journey to explore the Antarctic on board the former whaler Terra Nova, he could not have predicted the tragic ending.
Scott’s Last Expedition premiered at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia (17 June 2011 - 16 October 2011) before showing at the Natural History Museum, London (20 January 2012 - 2 September 2012).