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Museum events

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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Polar Domes

The Polar Museum Children's Tour

Monday 17 August &


11am – 11.45am

Suitable for ages 7-13 year olds

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 tour is especially for children.

Free bookable session. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings via email:

Ozone Hole by NASA

The Ozone Hole Discovery - 30 years on

Wednesday 16 September, 6pm - 8pm

The Polar Museum

Join Jon Shanklin, one of the trio from British Antarctic Survey who made the discovery of the ozone hole in 1985 to find out how it led to a global ban on harmful-ozone depleting substances - and hear from Professor John Pyle about his award-winning research into ozone depletion today. Is the hole healing? Are we safe from harmful UV rays? This event celebrates 'The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer' marking the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the ozone hole.

The talk is scheduled from 6pm -7.30pm with the opportunity for a short tour of The Polar Museum afterwards. Refreshments will be available to purchase before and after the talk.

This is part of the Green Museums project across the University of Cambridge Museums

Book your free ticket here

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

2015: 30 September, 11 November

2016: 27 January, 16 March, 18 May, 6 July

10am – 10.45am

A different story each session with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper.

For under 5s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places cost £1.50 per child payable on arrival. 1 year olds and under are free.

Please book by emailing stating your child's full name and age.