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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.

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Teaching a Polar Project?

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

Friday 1 June 2018

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.

For more information or to book a place please contact

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Book signing

Saturday 16 June

12.00 - 2.00pm

Free to drop in.

Come and meet Isobel Williams & John Dudeney who will be signing copies of their new book, 'William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero', at The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute on 16th June from 12-2pm.

The event is organised by Amberley Publishing, find out more at

Board Game

Polar Board Game Bar

Tues 26 June 2018, 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Stay ice-cool: you'll need to be at the Polar Museum's epic night of gaming. Dust off your gaming skills and join us to hang out in the Polar Museum after-hours for a night of Polar Board Games. Play a range of polar, environmental and science themed games from top trumps to strategy and problem solving games including climate change poker, Hey! That's my Fish!, Exit: The Polar Station and Evolution: Climate and many more.

With a paid bar providing drinks and snacks from Cambridge Wine Merchants until 9pm.

Free, booking advised. Adults only. All visitors will receive one free drink upon arrival.

Escape the Polar Domes

4.30, 5.30, 6.30, 7.30 & 8.30pm

Also running throughout the evening will be our ever popular Museum Escape, a 45 minute interactive live escape game designed for groups of 2 to 8 people. Find hints and clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes as you race against time in order to escape from a room before you are 'locked in'.

£35 per team, booking required.

All ticket-holders will receive a free drink if they escape, plus free admission to the museum, and entry to our Board Game Bar.

Booking details to follow shortly

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

Mon 16 July 2018, 10am & 11am

A different Polar story each session with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper. The next theme is whales and canoes!

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

Places cost £1.50 per child payable on arrival.
Children under 1 are free.

Book your child's place here for sessions on 16 July: 10am session, 11am session