In December 1911 Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole, just weeks ahead of fellow polar explorer, Britain’s Robert Falcon Scott, approaching by another route.
This panel exhibition of images and personal accounts reveals how, exploring some of the lessons Amundsen learnt from earlier experience in both polar regions.
Many of the images have never been displayed before. They were taken by the expedition crew, hand-coloured by Amundsen and used in his lecture series of 1912. See what the public saw in those heady days of icy exploration. Fascinating and fresh, this exhibition will surprise and delight.
The exhibition is on in the Museum’s Vaughan Evans Library, Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre.