Archive adventures: Polar explorers

Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 2
School subject: 
History, Literacy
National Maritime Museum
Session times: 
Wednesdays at 10.15, 11.15, 12.30 and 13.00
Session price: 
£30 (maximum 15 students)

Stamping snow from his boots, here’s Tom Crean, hero of three trips to Antarctica led by famous explorers Scott and Shackleton.

Book Session

Set off on an epic adventure with Tom Crean into the Museum’s brand new Polar Worlds gallery to discover how he survived 3 expeditions to Antarctica with famous explorers Scott and Shackleton.

Pupils will:

• handle museum archives and artefacts to discover how and why explorers went to the freezing polar regions

• meet an actor character who will take them on an immersive journey into Antarctica

• develop imagination and historical enquiry skills

PDF iconSession outline: Archive adventures - Polar explorers


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