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Permanent Exhibitions

James Caird

General Public

The James Caird is on display and can be visited only with an escort. Public visits to the James Caird are offered at 11.30am on Fridays. To book, please contact Reception at Visitors are asked to wear a mask and to bring along evidence of a recent negative Lateral Flow Test.

When you arrive at Dulwich College via the main entrance on Dulwich Common (the South Circular A205), please make your way to Reception. Reception will issue you with a Visitor’s Pass and introduce you to your escort.

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School Tours

We offer opportunities for local schools to bring classes to the College to see the James Caird and other artefacts related to the expeditions of Sir Ernest Shackleton. To find out about these tours please contact

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Mrs Calista M Lucy BA MCLIP

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Telephone: 020 8299 9201

Mr Freddie Witts MA MLitt


Mr Robert Weaver BA MA FSAScot

Keeper of the Fellows' Library