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A new exhibition of scientific specimens and artefacts belonging to Captain Scott and his Antarctic team opens at the Natural History Museum, London, this month. We bring you some of the fascinating objects on display
One hundred years ago this month, Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his party of men reached the south pole only to find that they had been beaten to their destination by a Norwegian team led by explorer Roald Amundsen.
A new exhibition commemorating the event and celebrating its scientific achievements is opening at the Natural History Museum in London. It reunites for the first time artefacts used by Scott and his team, together with scientific specimens collected on the 1910–13 expedition.
Scott's Last Expedition is on show from 20 January–2 September 2012 at the Natural History Museum, London. To book tickets or for more information, visit the Natural History Museum website.
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