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American exhibition comes to Titanic Belfast

Thomas Costello (9) from Holywood explores the Amundsen camp at Titanic Belfast's Race to the End of the Earth exhibition

VISITORS to Titanic Belfast this summer can explores new depths by discover what life was like for Antarctic explores 100 years ago with the arrival of the exhibition Race to the End of the Earth.

This is the first-time an exhibition from New York's American Museum of Natural History, has visited Britain and Ireland and is sure to intrigue children, parents and explorer enthusiasts with its interactive account of Antarctic exploration.

Through a series of multimedia experiences, hands on activities and life-size recreations, visitors for the first time will be brought back in time to follow in the footsteps of Norway's Amundsen and Britain's Scott as they embark on a 1,800-mile journey to be the first to reach the South Pole, as they faced not only the ultimate limits of human endurance but some of the harshest weather conditions in the world, as well of the risk of starvation and frostbite.

Scott and Amundsen were at the forefront of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, with many others including Irishmen Ernest Shackleton and Francis Crozier being inspired to follow in their footsteps.

:: Titanic Belfast's Race to the End of the Earth exhibition, which is on loan from American Museum of Natural History, will be in Titanic's Andrews Gallery until August 28. To book visit www.titanicbelfast.com.

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