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Please contact us for details of hiring the museum as an event venue.

See also the archive of previous events and the Friends' Lecture series.

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Reinventing the Wheel: Family Activity Days

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 July, 10.30am - 3.30pm
The Polar Museum

Join us at The Polar Museum and discover how and why bicycle wheels were used on ice in this temporary exhibition to celebrate the Tour de France.

During the weekend of Tour de France in Cambridge, the museum is opening especially on the Saturday and Sunday. Drop in activities will be running throughout on both days.

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Delivery by Design: Stamps in Antarctica

A Lunchtime Talk

Wednesday 16 July 2014, 1.30pm - 2pm
The Polar Museum

How do you put your stamp on something? Commemorating decades of polar exploration and the extraordinary flora and fauna in the British Antarctic Territories of the Polar Regions, artists have captured these themes in the designs of Polar stamps. Bridget Cusack, the curator of our new exhibition 'Delivery by Design: Stamps in Antarctica' will talk through the exhibition on display.

Free, no booking required. Meet in the entrance to the museum under the domes.

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Putting your stamp on The Polar Museum: A children's tour

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Tuesday 29th July, 10am -11am & Tuesday 19th August, 10am - 11am

Suitable for ages 7 - 13

Ever felt overwhelmed by all the exciting things in a museum and didn't know where to look first? Join us for a tour of The Polar Museum where we will tell you all about the Polar Regions, and everything from explorers to shamanism. This is the first time we have a tour especially for children.

The tour will end with a craft making session where you can make your own Polar stamp inspired by our Polar Post displays.

These are free events. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To book for either one, email museumevents@spri.cam.ac.uk

Going Postal: Storytelling and Activity Session

Wednesday 13th August, 10am -11am & Wednesday 27th August, 10am - 11am

Suitable for ages 4 - 8

Stories of the Polar Regions and the different ways we communicate with the rest of the world, ending with a craft making session where you can make your own Polar stamp inspired by our Polar Post displays.

These are free events. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To book for either one, email museumevents@spri.cam.ac.uk

Other events

On the Axis of this World

Thursday, 7 August - Friday, 8 August 2014 / Kings Place, London: St Pancras Room

On-the-Axis-of-this-World (Cambridge-City-Opera)Cambridge City Opera, in association with the Scott Polar Research Institute, present

On the Axis of this World - an operatic meditation on the vast perspectives of Antarctica, inspired by the words of British explorers. Their haunting writings reach out to us through a through a shifting musical landscape born of weather systems and ice flow.

Music: Matt Rogers
Words: Verbatim, from the papers of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1911-13

Duration: 45 mins

Book Tickets: Online Price: £7.50* / £5 Early Bird Offer (until 18 June)