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Adventurer and explorer Tempest Anderson is subject of museum showcase
ONE of the great explorers of the past has been brought back to life to thrill trippers with tales of his dangerous travels.
Actor Chris Cade has taken on the role of Tempest Anderson, one of the most renowned adventurers of his age, for a series of daily shows at the Yorkshire Museum in York.
The Tempest Anderson display has been on exhibition at the museum since July to commemorate 100 years since his death.
And all this week, finishing on Friday, Chris Cade will play the man himself every half hour, from 11.30am to 3.30pm daily in the museum’s reading room.
Assistant curator Emma Williams said: “Tempest Anderson was one of York’s pioneering figures and made valuable contributions to medicine, photography and volcanology.
“It was the latter for which he became particularly well known and he travelled all over the world to see the latest eruptions – sometimes risking his life.”
The exhibition showcases a selection of photographs taken from his vast collection and artefacts similar to those Anderson would have taken on his trips around the world, as well as his telephone - the first ever in York.
The display also contains history of his life in York, where he was a doctor specialising in conditions of the human eye (ophthalmology), at his family practice on Stonegate.
To coincide with the exhibition, visitors can also attend volcano activity sessions during half-term which aim to give an understanding of how and why volcanoes occur. They will also be shown how to make their own model volcano. The drop-in sessions take place in the Science Lab from 11am- to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.
For more information visit yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
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