From the frontiers of space to unexplored worlds underwater, and from Captain Cook to Zheng He, we celebrate exploration and the adventurers of yesterday and today.
Explore the Festival
View our packed programme of over 200 events.Browse the calendar
Find an event that's right for you from our 16 broad themes.Explore our themes
Several days during the Festival are focussed on individual topics.Festival Focus Days
Plan your visit
Make the most of your visit with our guide to venues, travel and more.Plan your visit