Exhibition: Expeditions and Endeavours

This exhibition runs from Mon, 1st Apr 2019 to Tue, 1st Oct 2019. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

This exhibition has finished.

Cost: Free of Charge

For centuries, scientists and artists have embarked on a succession of expeditions to document the natural world.

The observations of flora and fauna made by the artists on these voyages of natural history have contributed greatly to our understanding of nature.

On display until October 2019, the exhibition content will rotate every four months, giving you a rare opportunity to see remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs.

Exhibit highlights include:

artworks from Captain Cook's Endeavour voyage (1768-1771), with illustrations from the Society Islands (Tahiti), Australia, New Zealand and Java, Indonesia by Sydney Parkinson, Alexander Buchan and Herman Spöring. Botanical specimens collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander are also on display. This year marks 250 years since the voyage departed England on 25 August 1768.
interactive screens, where you can explore a variety of artworks from the Museum's collections

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Natural History Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,

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