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

Does the Northwest Passage Exist: 7 Mind-Blowing Facts, Myths and FAQs

By Matthew Scott March 14, 2023
Northwest Passage facts
Arctic

Seeking the Northwest Passage: How Inuit Knowledge Helped Unlock Its Riches

By Julia Duin March 12, 2023
Percy Fawcett
On The Map

A Slice of the History of South America via 18th-Century Depictions of the Amazon

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: Traveling Women Pioneers

By Jorge Oliver March 4, 2021