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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: Charlie and the Blanket Toss

Friday 18 October 2019, 10am-11am
& 11.15am-12:15pm

Join us with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper for an interactive Alaskan story, Charlie and the Blanket Toss, which following Charlie and the Whaling Festival, along with a craft activity.

This event is part of the Festival of Ideas.

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

This special Festival of Ideas session is free of charge, however please note that spaces must be booked in advance. Bookings will open at 11am on Monday 23 September.

Book your place for the 10am session.

Book your place for the 11.15am session.

Willy Topkok

Tea and Talk with Inupiaq artist, Willy Topkok

Friday 18 October, 3pm – 3.30pm

Join us for a cup of tea and a talk by Inupiaq artist, Willy Topkok. Hailing from the small villages of Teller and Wales, Alaska, Willy Topkok is an Inupiaq artist from the North American Arctic. His love of the Inupiat way of life is revealed through his many skills, including sewing, traditional beading and storytelling. Join him for an exploration of life in the far north.

Meet in the temporary exhibition gallery of the Polar Museum. Book your place.


Arctic family day

Saturday 19 October 2019, 10:30-15:30

Join us for a day exploring the top of the world! Arctic crafts and activities for all ages throughout the day.

All ages, Hands-on, Drop in, Free of charge

Image copyright: Ruth Mugford


Talk: Arctic Cultures

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 18:00-19:30

Join us for a talk by Dr Richard Powell discussing his latest research on Arctic Cultures. Click to read more about the Arctic Cultures research project.

This event is part of the Festival of Ideas.

Age: 16+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free. Bookings will open at 11am on Monday 23 September.

Book your ticket

painted ceiling of Antarctica

Teaching a Polar Project?

Wednesday 23 October 2019


FREE session suitable for teachers of KS1, KS2 or KS3 classes.

Are you looking for activity ideas and inspiration for your polar project? We can help with resources, information, multi-disciplinary ideas, handling collections and activities for your classroom.

This session would also benefit teachers who have booked a self-guided visit to the Polar Museum.

For more information or to book a place please contact