With over two million items, our Collections provide an unparalleled resource tracing 500 years of geographical discovery and research.
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Our Picture Library is one of the world's finest collections of photography and artworks, recording over 200 years of travel, people, place and geographical discovery.
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[In-person and Online] Hidden gems, secret tunnels and incredible histories: the ever-enthusiastic broadcaster regularly unlocks and explores Britain’s railway heritage for enraptured TV audiences.
13 February 2023
[Online] In this online session, we will be asking primary teachers to share their ideas and innovation with the teacher community.
22 February 2023
[In-person] Mensun will share his own first-hand account of last year's Endurance22 Expedition during which the wreck of Shackleton’s Endurance was located deep in the Weddell Sea.
9 March 2023
[In-person] Drawing on his work on modern plateau ice caps, local fieldwork and computer modelling, Stephan discusses evidence which he believes shows that Dartmoor was glaciated during the last Ice Age.
15 March 2023
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