The Polar Museum

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The Institute was established in 1920 by Frank Debenham as a memorial to Scott and his companions. It holds a unique collection of paint- ings, photographs, maps, equipment and journals from the Arctic and Antarctic.

It has exhibitions of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his Trans-Antarctic Endurance Expedition in 1914. It also houses artefacts from Captain Scott. There are hunting spears and bows from native Eskimo.

You can see decorated teeth and tusks from Walrus and Whale bone. These were made by sailors, who spent hours toiling away on long whaling voyages in the 1800s.

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