May 2024

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Celebrating Museum Cooperation Through Loaned Objects As International Museums Day is on 18 May, we are celebrating our inter-institution loans by looking at six items that have recently been on…

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March 2024

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Object Title: Helmet Object Number: 2024.3 Our object of the month for March only arrived recently. A fabulous Siebe Gorman fire helmet which was found years ago at the abandoned…

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February 2024

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Main Title: Wooden crate Object Title: Crate Object Number: 2024. The object of the month for February is a relatively normal-looking wooden crate. What makes it interesting are the symbols…

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January 2024

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Main Title:  Leith Harbour Cemetery gravestone former Object Title: Gravestone Former Object Number: 2019.11 We’re always keen to get objects in our museum stores out on display!  This gravestone cross…

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December 2023

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A merry Xmas?” - Whaler’s Diary and Photograph album 1937 It seems it was perhaps not the merriest Christmas for one man, John Moore, who was working on a whaling…

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November 2023

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Shackleton’s Sledging Compass and Replica Sledging Flag Object Title:  Sledging Compass & Replica Flag This month we bring you two objects with a significant connection to expeditions to the south…

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October 2023

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Object Title: Illicit still Object Number:   1992.3.044 In October many people start thinking of ghouls and spirits as Halloween approaches.  In South Georgia the abandoned whaling stations can at times…

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September 2023

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Object Title: Patagonian Toothfish Object Number: 2022.29 The South Georgia Museum Object of the Month for September Is a Patagonian Toothfish made from a cast of a large adult fish…

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August 2023

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Object Title: Felt hat Object Number: 2017.4.1 Continuing the theme of hats, this month we look at a hat from the late 18th century collected from a shipwreck camp at…

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June 2023

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Object Title: Whaler’s Cap Object Number: 2021.1 There is something about this old tweed cap, with its frayed and stained lining from years of wear, which connects us to the…

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