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Virtual Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton (© SPRI)

Welcome to Virtual Shackleton! This section of the website responds to the tremendous popular interest in the life and expeditions of the Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Virtual Shackleton allows you to view a selection of our archive and museum treasures and aims to provide a scholarly resource as well as an introduction to the Institute's wealth of historical documents and artefacts.

Virtual Shackleton is an ongoing project and more articles will be added in the future.

The project has been funded by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Virtual Shackleton was proposed by William Mills and implemented by Caroline Gunn with the assistance of the Webmaster.

Shackleton resources for teachers

Brilliant ideas to get your students thinking creatively about polar exploration, with links across a wide range of subjects including maths, art, geography,science and literacy.