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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.

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

Free online session as part of the Cambridge Festival

Join the Polar Museum and renowned storyteller, Marion Leeper, for a polar adventure from the comfort of your own home. Explore the Arctic through a story and a discover a few ideas for activities you can do at home. To make the most of the story, see if you can find a white blanket or sheet for your 'ice cave' and get a grown up to get a bowl of ice...

This session is designed for children under 7.

Session lasts 30 minutes and can be watched any time from Friday 26 April here.

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The Big Freeze

Free online festival of polar art

www.bit.ly/BigFreezeArtFest #BigFreezeArtFest

This spring, the Scott Polar Research Institute is holding an online art festival. Featuring work from the Polar Museum's collections, Friends of SPRI artists in residence and a range of other polar artists and film makers, the Big Freeze art festival will be the perfect way to wave goodbye to winter.

Watch

Throughout the festival we'll be sharing short films and interviews with a range of artists. Find out about the Inuit traditions that inspire Alaskan artist Art Oomittuk's work, watch a short film about Lesley Burr's residency in the Canadian Arctic and watch a film showing a day in the studio with Theo Crutchley-Mack. Most of our programme will be streamed over social media, you can see the full programme on our website.

Read

The Big Freeze art festival includes the Big Freeze online exhibition. Featuring work from our participating artists and from our collection, the exhibition will offer the opportunity to explore at your own pace.

Do

You can get involved too by joining in with The Big Freeze Challenge: Polar self Portraits! How about a polar self portrait of… yourself? The festival will open with a special online screening of artist and curator Zsuzsanna Ardó's Polar Self Portraits project, and the invitation to you to join in by imagining yourself in the polar regions and creating your own self portrait. Share your image with us using the #BigFreezeArtFest hashtag on social media.