Fullerton Room

Named after the former Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, William Fullerton (1988-92), who supported and sanctioned the establishment of the museum, this room is devoted to the history of exploration and science on the island.

Displays cover Sir Ernest Shackleton’s amazing and successful effort to effect the rescue of his men stranded on Elephant Island, the Discovery Investigations research into whale populations and the marine environment of the Southern Ocean, and the South Georgia Surveys of the 1950s. The image above shows the South Georgia Surveys display.

Find out more about these artefacts at our Museum Online Collection


Duncan Carse bust


Shackleton “Nimrod” compass


Primus used during South Georgia Surveys