NORFOLK Museums Service

To the Ends of the Earth: Norfolk's Place in Polar Exploration

This online exhibition is designed to give a taste of Norfolk’s contribution to Polar exploration and scientific research.

All the objects are all from Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service’s collections from across the county (including Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Time and Tide and Norwich Castle).

Although assembled by members of the department of Natural History, the exhibition contains elements of fine art, geology, botany, ethnography, oology, photography and zoology. Every object has a fascinating story behind it: From skis that were used by Boatswain Feather on Captain Scott's first Antarctic expedition; to a huge Walrus skull bartered from Eskimo people by Captain Parry and his crew in 1822.

You may also be interested in: Scott Polar Research Institute, Cool Antarctica, British Antartic Survey, NERC Arctic Research Station, Natural History Museum Ice Station Antarctica.