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The Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Shackleton's Legacy Exhibition are open daily from 10am-4pm with last admission at 3.30pm.


RETURNING IN 2024: 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 a third year. 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.

Special Entry Offer | Royal Geographical Society Members
Royal Geographical Society members are entitled to reduced admission to the Shackleton Exhibitions during 2024. Please book the RGS option when booking online and have your valid RGS membership card to show on arrival.

This exhibition is supported by: