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NEW: Shackleton’s Legacy and the Power of Early Antarctic Photography

Marvel at striking images of Shackleton's ill-fated Endurance expedition that brought Antarctica to life in this exhibition in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum

We’re excited to host this exhibition, in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), in Cornwall for the first time. It explores the influences behind Shackleton’s passion for the region through polar photography.

It provides visitors with the opportunity to marvel at a selection of stunning images taken by pioneering photographer Frank Hurley that was commissioned to join the crew.

The striking images chart the trials and tribulations of the Endurance mission in the harshest climate and their daring escapade to survive what seemed certain death.

Access to Shackleton’s legacy and the power of early Antarctic photography is included in the admission to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum from April to October 2022.

Special Entry Offer | Royal Geographical Society Members
Royal Geographical Society members are entitled to reduced admission to the Shipwreck Treasure Museum and the Shackleton and Frozen in Time exhibitions during April – October 2022. Please book the RGS option when booking online and have your valid RGS membership card to show on arrival.

This exhibition is supported by: