Royal Geographical Society Picture Library

1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR, United Kingdom

The collection is an unrivalled source of half a million historical and colour photographs, artefacts, drawings, maps and paintings of exploration and travel, dating from the 1830s to the present day.

The collection constitutes a unique record of the world, its landscapes and its people over the last century.

Notable collections include the expeditions of Scott and Shackleton to the Antarctic and the successful attempt on Everest in 1953.

This tradition continues up to the present day with our collection recording recent expeditions to the remoter regions of the world.