THE WILLIAMS EXPEDITION: Rediscovering Antarctica

@ Woodhorn Museum

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10 February 2018 - 07 May 2018

On a trade voyage in 1818, having survived pirates and sailing through treacherous gales, Captain William Smith made the first recorded sighting of Antarctica, the islands now known as the Southern Shetland Islands.

Although he died in poverty and unrecognised for his achievements, Captain William Smith is being remembered by the people of Blyth today.

Find out how this extraordinary Northumberland story has inspired the community to repeat his adventures today though the Blyth Tall Ship project.

This is a touring exhibition produced by Blyth Tall Ship.

Venue
Woodhorn Museum
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

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