The Race is On!

26th May

RACE, Summer Exhibition, What's On American Museum of Natural History Exhibit Touches Down in Belfast!

Race to the End of the Earth Arrives

This year’s must-see summer exhibition, Race to the End of the Earth, which will be on display at Titanic Belfast, from 25th June to 28th August has touched down in Belfast for its premiere in the UK and Ireland!

This is the first-time an exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, which has been described by the New York Times as “engrossing”, has visited the UK and Ireland.

The word-class exhibition, which will be in our Andrews Gallery, is a must-see for kids, parents and explorer enthusiasts alike to learn about the most stirring account of Antarctic exploration of all time – Scott versus Amundsen.

Through a series of interactive, multimedia experiences, hands on activities and life-size recreations, the exhibition explores the ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ by two teams with one goal. Visitors will be brought back in time to follow in the footsteps of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Britain’s Robert Scott as they embark on a 1,800-mile journey to be the first to reach the South Pole, showing what life was like for the explorers on the ice 100 years ago as they faced not only the ultimate limits of human endurance but some of the harshest weather conditions in the world, as well of the risk of starvation and frostbite.

Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast, Tim Husbands MBE, said “The Race is certainly on – we are delighted to be working with the American Museum of Natural History to bring this exhibition to UK and Ireland for the first-time! Scott and Amundsen were at the forefront of the heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, many people including Shackleton (who was from County Kerry) and local explorer Crozier from Banbridge where inspired and followed in their footsteps! Now local audiences can follow in their footsteps and experience one of the greatest challenges of exploration at our must-see ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ exhibition. Antarctica is no longer the last place on earth – it’s right on our doorstep this summer!”

Stay tuned on our social media channels for some sneaky peeks behind the scenes as we set up the exhibition and book your tickets now to visit!


 
Race to the End of the Earth is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France, and Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

 
 
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