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The Polar Museum

Exploration into science: Discover the story of planet Earth's coldest, driest, windiest, highest and deadliest places …

If you have ever wondered what it is like to travel to the Polar Regions or why they are so important to the future of our world, take a trip to The Polar Museum. From penguins to paintings, sleeping bags to sextants, Inuit art to explorers' diaries – come and find out about exploration, science and survival at the extreme ends of the earth. Discover the North and South Poles just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre. We look forward to welcoming visitors of all ages, including school and other groups.

Museum Events

Take a quick look at the exciting events in store this season ...

Museum Exhibitions

Find out about our latest exhibitions... or to get regular updates about the latest events and exhibtions, sign up to The Polar Museum monthly e-newsletter.

Museum News

Learn more about the work behind the scenes at the museum on our News blog ...

Take a peek at work behind the scenes via our University of Cambridge Museums blog posts ...

Scott's Expedition Diaries online

The Polar Museum has begun an exciting new project to provide access to the journals and diaries of the officers, scientists and crew of Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13, held in the Institute's Archives. Check our Polar Diaries project pages for news of developments.


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