Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica is the subject of the Natural History Museum’s first major exhibition of 2012. Exploring the well-documented journey to the South Pole and the death of the Polar Party, the show reveals tales of endurance along with the scientific achievements of the expedition. The Terra Nova returned from Antarctica with crates, jars and bottles, containing a large number of zoological and geological specimens that contribute to what is now known about the continent. The exhibition, which commemorates the centenary of the expedition, reunites for the first time artefacts used by Scott and his team with scientific specimens collected on the 1910-1913 expedition. There is also a life-size representation of Scott’s base-camp hut.