TRACING THE HISTORY
Of Discovery

“The Royal Geographical Society’s Collections span over 500 years of exploration and geographical endeavour. I find no better way to explore the world than through these remarkable photographs, books, artefacts, maps and archival items. They divert, inform and inspire me in equal measure to dream about future opportunities for new destinations and adventures. It is our pleasure to be able to share these remarkable exploration stories with you.”

 

Alasdair Macleod, Head of Enterprise and Resources at the Royal Geographical Society

On The Map

nw passage facts
Arctic

7 Facts about the Northwest Passage: Arctic Fox Collars, Inuit Sunglasses & the Route’s ‘Invention’

By Matthew Scott March 28, 2022
Percy Fawcett
On The Map

Relics of History: Early Depictions of the Amazon & South America

By Matthew Scott May 12, 2021
Asia

Meet the “Darwin of the East”: The Extraordinary Life of Alfred Russel Wallace

By Sue Bryant March 31, 2021
Ernest Shackleton's Balaclava
On The Map

Relics of History: Shackleton’s Balaclava

By Matthew Scott March 25, 2021
On The Map

Relics of History: Pioneering Women Travelers

By Jorge Oliver March 4, 2021
On The Map

Lights and Shadows Collection: Nature’s Might

By Jorge Oliver October 1, 2020