HMS Challenger

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“On December 21st 1872 HMS Challenger set sail from Portsmouth on a four-year 70,000 nautical mile voyage of exploration around the globe. The places she visited were not new nor necessarily very exotic, but the discoveries made laid the foundation for the science of oceanography. “

HMS Challenger travelled the globe, reaching all oceans apart from the Arctic – at 354 places on this journey, the crew trawled or dredged the sea, collecting material at each one.

This site contains more than 13,000 objects, with The Museum Platform providing the search, deep zoom and faceting required to find, sift, share and explore this incredible resource.

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The project entailed…

  • Development of a simple look and feel
  • Collections integration
  • Map functionality
  • Full use of The Museum Platform blocks and tools
  • Bespoke development of additional editor blocks
  • Ongoing support and development