Canterbury Museum will open a major international touring exhibition telling the epic story of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole next month.
Scott's Last Expedition, a partnership between the Natural History Museum, London, the Antarctic Heritage Trust and Canterbury Museum, brings together for the first time rare scientific specimens collected on the expedition and artefacts used by Scott and his team.
By combining the historical, scientific and polar expertise of the partners, the exhibition goes beyond the familiar tales of the journey to the Pole and the death of the Polar party to explore the Terra Nova expedition from every angle.
Canterbury Museum director, Anthony Wright, says the exhibition will impress not only Antarctic enthusiasts but also those with an interest in history at its most compelling.
"The complementary strengths of the three organisations involved in the development of this exhibition, allows a real depth of knowledge to be presented along with incredible artefacts that have never before been available to the public in such a way."
"The exhibition really is a must-see for anyone who is interested in history, science and the extremities of life on the ice," he says.
Scott's Last Expedition opens at Canterbury Museum from November 23 2012 to June 30 2013.