Your support: success stories
Acceptance in Lieu
Gold Royal Geographical Society medal, awarded to Scott in 1904
A collection of medals once owned by Britain’s most famous polar explorer, Scott of the Antarctic, have recently been acquired for the nation through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme and allocated to the British Museum.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN was one of the greatest explorers of his age and 20112 marks the centenary of his tragic death, on his return journey from the South Pole.
The 25 medals are a testament to Scott’s bravery and fame, and include the Royal Geographical Society Patron’s Gold Medal awarded to him in 1904, following the first of his Antarctic explorations. There are also medals from geographical societies in Scotland, America, Sweden, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany and Austria. Several of the awards were received posthumously.
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