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The Polar Museum

The Polar Museum

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The Polar Museum is currently open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00-16:00. You no longer need to book a time slot to visit.

Throughout spring / summer 2022 the museum will be open on Bank Holidays that fall on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Visitor information

The Polar Museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Learning activities

Our learning packs are brimming with ideas and resources for educators.

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Our collections online

Every object in our collection tells a story. Explore our online catalogues for yourself.

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Shackleton Online

Explore our exceptional collection of material related to Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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Events

Find out what's on, from talks for adults to activity days for families.

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Exhibitions

Alongside our permanent displays we often host special exhibitions.

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Museum news blog

Latest news from our Museum team.

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School & group visits

Booking is essential for groups to the Polar Museum. All self-guided visits are free.

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