Object of the Month Archive

Our Object of the Month opens up the store cupboards to bring you a piece from our collection in more detail. The Curator and guests choose an object every month to showcase some interesting finds.

Here are the objects we’ve featured:

May 2024

Celebrating Museum Cooperation Through Loaned Objects As International Museums Day is on 18 May, we are celebrating our inter-institution loans...
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March 2024

Object Title: Helmet Object Number: 2024.3 Our object of the month for March only arrived recently. A fabulous Siebe Gorman...
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February 2024

Main Title: Wooden crate Object Title: Crate Object Number: 2024. The object of the month for February is a relatively...
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January 2024

Main Title:  Leith Harbour Cemetery gravestone former Object Title: Gravestone Former Object Number: 2019.11 We’re always keen to get objects...
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December 2023

A merry Xmas?” - Whaler’s Diary and Photograph album 1937 It seems it was perhaps not the merriest Christmas for...
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November 2023

Shackleton’s Sledging Compass and Replica Sledging Flag Object Title:  Sledging Compass & Replica Flag This month we bring you two...
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October 2023

Object Title: Illicit still Object Number:   1992.3.044 In October many people start thinking of ghouls and spirits as Halloween approaches. ...
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September 2023

Object Title: Patagonian Toothfish Object Number: 2022.29 The South Georgia Museum Object of the Month for September Is a Patagonian...
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August 2023

Object Title: Felt hat Object Number: 2017.4.1 Continuing the theme of hats, this month we look at a hat from...
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June 2023

Object Title: Whaler’s Cap Object Number: 2021.1 There is something about this old tweed cap, with its frayed and stained...
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May 2023

Object Title: South Georgia Pipit Object Number: 2022.25 Our Object of the Month is the wonderful South Georgia Pipit, Anthus...
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April 2023

Object Title: Petrel blueprint Object Number: 2013.13 Our Object of the Month is a very fragile blueprint of a whale...
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March 2023

Object Title:  Copper plate etched with rabbit and penguin motif Object Number : 2022.43 This month’s object was chosen by...
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February 2023

Object Title: Steel rivet.   This month, in celebration of the opening of the Grytviken Main Store to visitors, our...
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January 2023

Object of the month: Endurance22 Tribute. January’s Object of the Month was left on South Georgia by a very special...
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