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This year marks 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth on an expedition during which he and his crew charted Tahiti, New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia. He enlisted artists who made sketches, and then prints, of the plants, animals and people that lived there. We are supporting artist Helen […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer By now hopefully those of you who follow us will know that we have launched a new name and brand for what was previously known as the Plymouth History Centre (working title). As a marketeer I can’t tell you how great it is to now be working with […]
PRESS RELEASE: The team behind the History Centre has appointed polar explorer Antony Jinman as the project’s first-ever ‘Explorer in Residence’. The Plymouth-born adventurer is one of only a handful of people to have skied to the North Pole and solo to the South Pole.
by Rosemary Babichev Supreme Plymouth hero Robert Falcon Scott attempted to conquer the Antarctic by being the first to set foot there, and won fame for the boldness of his efforts to obtain this accolade for the nation, although it ended in tragedy for him and his team. In contrast Antony Jinman, the twelfth Britain […]
Gertrude Emily Benham (1867-1937) was a truly amazing woman: a remarkable traveller and record breaking mountaineer who journeyed around the world at the beginning of the 20th century. She was born 149 years ago – on 29 July 1867 – and raised in London – the youngest of six children. Throughout her childhood summers she […]