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Museum events

Museum events

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

See also the archive of previous events.

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

Tuesday 14 January 2020, 10am - 10.45am & 11am - 11.45am

A different Polar story each session with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper. The month we will explore the Arctic story of Immi.

For under 5s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note places must be booked in advance.

£1.50 per child to be paid on arrival. Under 1s free.

Book 10am session

Book 11am session

Twilight at the Polar Museum

Twilight at the Museums

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Join us in the Twilight as we bring alive historic pioneers of Antarctic discovery!

Meet Frank Debenham, the founder of the Scott Polar Research Institute, or Lois Jones, who led the first all-woman science team to Antarctica. Not to mention Captain Robert Falcon Scott himself and even some modern polar explorers!

This is part of our centenary programme of events to celebrate 100 years of the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Drop in for free, Wednesday 19th February, 4.30pm-7.30pm.

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Alumni Centenary Dinner

Saturday 18th April 2020

In celebration of our hundredth year, the Director and Staff of the Scott Polar Research Institute invite our alumni to attend a special Alumni Centenary Dinner.

Join us as we look back over the past 100 years, reunite with friends and colleagues, and celebrate the history of the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Tickets for this special event cost £75, and are available to purchase at