Home > Expeditions and Endeavours exhibition at Natural History Museum, London, until October 2019

Discovery

 

The content of this exhibition will change every four months.

Highlights relvanet to Captain Cook's voyages are

July - November 2018

  • a bundle of printed pages from John Milton's book Paradise Lost that was used to press collected specimens on the Endeavour voyage
  • an illustration by John Webber, from Cook's third voyage, of a Kerguelen Island cabbage - whose leaves' high potassium- and vitamin C-rich oil meant its consumption helped the ship's crews suffering from scurvy, as discovered by Cook's surgeon William Anderson

November 2018 - March 2019

  • artworks of flora and fauna from all three of Captain Cook's voyages to the Pacific

July - October 2019

  • artworks of Sydney Parkinson (1745-1771), naturalist artist on board the Endeavour voyage (1768-1771)

Entry is free.

for more information, visit http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/expeditions-and-endeavours.html

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