Cultural Heritage

Our cultural heritage initiatives aim to conserve South Georgia’s unique human history encompassing polar exploration, sealing and whaling industries, war and scientific endeavour and use it to educate and inspire visitors.

Current Projects

The Human Footprint

An environmental clean-up of whaling stations with the conservation of heritage associated with the famous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the rescue of the crew of Endurance.

Artistic Commission

Art celebrating the return of the whale at Grytviken Whaling Station, South Georgia

The Main Store, Grytviken








The opening of the ground floor of the Main Store involved a collaboration

Shackletons Heritage

The Story of Ernest Shackletons Trans-Continental Journey across Antarctica.

Successful Projects Completed by SGHT & Partners

Sealing Archaeology Survey’

Heritage of the 18th and 19th century American and British sealers

Oral History

The South Georgia Museum ex-whalers oral history project