Chance to see Scott of the Antarctic display in Portsmouth

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A RARE exhibition about the famous Scott Antarctic expeditions will be held for one day only tomorrow.

Fifty years to the day the Antarctic Treaty was signed, the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will unveil artefacts from Captain Scott’s final polar midwinter expedition. The expedition happened 100 years ago – just one year before his team tragically died trying to reach the South Pole in 1912.

Also on display tomorrow is a bust of Admiral Sir Reginald Hall, director of Naval Intelligence from 1914 to 1919, which was created by Kathleen Scott, Captain Scott’s widow.

There will also be skis and a sledge which were used by Petty Officers Edgar Evans and Tom Crean on the doomed journey to the South Pole in 1912. An original portrait of Scott, which is signed by the famous explorer, will be also on show. The artist is unknown but it was originally held in Britannia Royal Naval College.

Visitors can see the exhibition from midday until 5pm in the Princess Royal Gallery at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.