A story of hope, faith & triumph

Discover one of the greatest survival stories of all time

Can you survive the journey?

Take your group on our Virtual Tour

Triumph against all odds

Lead your team to success with our Leadership Skills Workshops

Christmas Dinner Reenactment

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Ernest Shackleton

Captain of the Endurance

Sir Ernest Shackleton was born in Kilkea, Co Kildare, an hour west of Dublin. He resided there until he moved to London with his family at the age of 10. At 16, Shackleton left school to join the Merchant Navy where he developed a love for adventure. Although Shackleton was a well-accomplished Antarctic explorer, his greatest challenge was yet to unfold during the Endurance Expedition of 1914.

Follow Shackleton’s Journey

Experience Shackleton’s Endurance expedition to the Antarctic

Endurance Exhibition

Relive this incredible journey in Dún Laoghaire through over 150 photographs captured by the expedition’s photographer Frank Hurley, a full size replica of the James Caird lifeboat and much more.


Journey to Antarctica with Shackleton and his 28-man crew on our Virtual Tour. Learn about the icey conditions of Antarctica, life on board a ship at sea, and the various perils Shackleton’s crew faced on their perilous journey.


Focusing on 5 key characteristics of effective teams, our workshop explores the management, teamwork and problem solving skills that saw Shackleton’s Endurance expedition “Triumph against all odds”.


Come visit us in Dún Laoghaire

Ferry Terminal, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Our exhibition is situated in the heart of Dún Laoghaire harbour, Co. Dublin. Shackleton has historic ties to the area as his family emigrated to London in 1884 through Dún Laoghaire harbour when he was 10 years old. Visit our exhibition to see how Sir Ernest Shackleton was responsible for saving the lives of his crew in the face of impossible odds.

Photo Prints

Check out the Royal Geographical Society’s range of official prints.
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Breathtaking Photographs

See what life was like for 28 men and their canines, stranded on the Antarctic ice for over two years. Frank Hurley’s collection of over 150 diary photos captures Shackleton’s team as they survived extreme temperatures while stranded in the Antarctic.


Latest news from the Ernest Shackleton Endurance Exhibition

Christmas in Dún Laoghaire

Every Saturday and Sunday from Dec 6th to Dec 21st families can take part in the ‘Shackleton Christmas Experience’ in Dún Laoghaire.

Sample Hoosh, the thick stew made from Pemmican (a mix of lard, dried meat and …

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Contact Us

If you would like to book a place on the Exhibition, the Virtual Tour or the Leadership Skills workshop, please get in touch.

Phone: +353 (0)1 236 0544
Email: joreilly@shackletonexhibition.com

Endurance Exhibition
Ferry Terminal,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin, Ireland

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