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



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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