In retirement

The James Caird was brought back from the Antarctic to England in 1919. In 1922 she was presented to Dulwich College by John Quiller Rowett, OA, a school friend of Shackleton and sponsor of his last expedition aboard the Quest, who, like the explorer, was an old boy of the College.

The James Caird is normally displayed in the North Cloister at Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London SE21, UK. Trains run regularly from London Victoria to West Dulwich station, which is close to the College gates. Visitors are welcome to view the boat on weekdays during school term, 9-4 (closed at weekends). During school holidays it is advisable to contact the College (+44 (0)20 8693 3601) to fix an appointment before making a visit. The James Caird is also sometimes away from Dulwich on display at major exhibitions. Brief up to date details can be checked at the bottom of the James Caird page on the on the College website.