The race is on at Titanic Belfast – This year’s must-see summer exhibition, ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ has arrived at Titanic Belfast.
It is the first-time an exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, described by the New York Times as “engrossing,” has visited the UK and Ireland.
The word-class exhibition in Titanic Belfast’s Andrews Gallery, showing until 28th August, is ideal 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 world-class exhibit explores an historic race by two teams with one goal.
Visitors for the first time will be taken back in time to follow in the footsteps of Norway’s Amundsen and Britain’s Scott as they embark on a 1,800-mile journey to be the first to reach the South Pole. The exhibition shows 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.
Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast, Tim Husbands, said: “We are delighted to bring this American Museum of Natural History exhibition to UK and Ireland for the first-time. Scott and Amundsen were at the forefront of the heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Now audiences can follow in their footsteps and experience one of the greatest challenges of exploration.”
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.
Titanic Belfast’s is continuing to raise its profile on the national and international stage as a world-class attraction and has now welcomed approximately three million visitors. It was recently nominated to become Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the World Travel Awards. For more information visit www.titanicbelfast.com
About Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast is a six-floor building featuring nine interpretive and interactive galleries that explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the City and people which made her. It is the world’s largest Titanic exhibition.
The building houses temporary exhibits, a banqueting suite, education and community facilities, catering and retail space, and a basement car park. Visitors learn about the construction of RMS Titanic and the wide and rich story of Northern Ireland’s industrial and maritime heritage.