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The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Worth a visit.

Small museum, but was very interesting with lots of original memorabilia, if interested in Scott or... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Paul S
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Basildon
Essential for everyone, not just polar enthusiasts

I don't remember ever writing a review for a museum, but them I don't remember being moved to tears... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
catfish_hurdles
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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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The Polar Museum: Discover the extraordinary stories of Earth's coldest, driest, windiest, highest and deadliest places, from heroes to modern climate science. The Museum is part of the Scott Polar Research Institute, established in 1920 as part of...more
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Lensfield Road | University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1ER, England
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Small museum, but was very interesting with lots of original memorabilia, if interested in Scott or Shakelton then go.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I don't remember ever writing a review for a museum, but them I don't remember being moved to tears my many museums. I knew the stories of Franklin, Scott and Shackleton, but to see the actual artefacts of their expeditions and to read their words...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

For anyone with an interest in the "heroic age" of British polar exploration, this is a must see. Many fascinating artefacts and documents, well displayed. The more recent exhibits about polar communities and global warming are also well done.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Take your children to this wonderful museum have have a history lesson yourself there is meter parking outside but easily accessible on foot from town centre or via some park and ride buses

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We went to visit as my son was learning about Scott at school. He learnt so much and was really inspired to see all the artefacts and photo's from Scott's expeditions. The ladies on the desk gave him lots of activity sheets and some lovely...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Really enjoyed our visit! Although the museum is quite small the exhibits are very well labelled, descriptive and informative. Take time to enjoy the entrance and make sure you look up to the beautiful ceiling. Our visit was greatly enhanced by the extremely friendly and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank purdey486
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Who knew that so may interesting explorers had travelled to the poles? Very well laid out and informative...and free entry! Would recommend this to all.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Like several other reviewers, I confess to being a bit of a Heroic Age fanatic. I led a school trip where the Education Officer told us the story behind Apsley Cherry-Garrard's 'The Worst Journey in the World', showed us old photos and profiles of some...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I am a huge nerd when it comes to polar exploration, and this was a must visit for me. I learnt an awful lot, and found the museum, whilst rather small, is fantastically laid out. Absorbing and engaging,

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kirstyonfood
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Polar Museum is part and parcel of the Scott Polar Research Institute and offers a glimpse of great human endeavour in conquering the poles. It displays some memorabilia of the intrepid adventurers who tried to conquer the iced poles, just over a century ago....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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gregwilson09
7 December 2017|
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Response from PolarMuseum | Property representative |
Our Polar Museum is free to enter, and open from 10-4, Tuesday-Saturday. An audio guide is available for a small fee. You can also access our library for free without an appointment (though we recommend first time visitors... More
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joe01305
16 August 2016|
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Response from PolarMuseum | Property representative |
The Polar Museum is free to enter. We charge a small fee for an audio guide if you would like a little more information, and donations are always welcome!
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