Twilight at the Museums

This half term, come face to face with some of the people that have made polar history whilst exploring the museum under cover of darkness. Meet Sir Ernest & Lady Emily Shackleton and find out what goes in to planning and leading an expedition. Also discover Sir Martin Frobisher & Queen Elizabeth I, and hear their story of the search for the North West Passage!

With a total of 16 museums and collections taking part in this year's event, there is plenty for families to enjoy. Find out more on the University of Cambridge Museums website.

Free, Drop-in event. Wednesday 20 February, 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Teacher Training

Are you a KS1, KS2 or KS3 teacher looking for ideas and inspiration for your next class polar project?

Book your free place and join our team for a free training session where you will pick up some help with resources, planning, handling collections and activities.

Wednesday 20th Feb, 11am-1pm. Booking essential.

Science Festival

The 2019 Cambridge Science Festival brochure is now available to view online.

This year's events at the Scott Polar Research Institute include Little Explorers, a Polar Science Family Day, and a talk on the impact of plastic debris on the polar oceans. 

Find out more about events across Cambridge and book here

North Pole

The new book, North Pole: Nature and Culture by SPRI Senior Academic Michael Bravo, is now available for sale in the Polar Museum Shop.

In his book, Michael Bravo looks at what the pole means and represents in our minds, and asks ''Why has the North Pole mattered, and to whom?''

Read a recent review in New Scientist   

Shackleton Pack

We have just added a brand new Shackleton themed teacher pack to our website.

Accompanied by a film about the search for the Endurance, treasures from our collections relating to Shackleton, and developed with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, it is the latest addition to our range of fantastic short films and Antarctica themed teacher packs.

Watch the films and find out more here 

Curation Project

In collaboration with Selwyn College, Cambridge, we are thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for Year 12 Students to join us and curate an exhibition on climate change at The Polar Museum.

Over 5 days, the project team will explore cutting edge polar research with leading experts and plan an exhibition from start to finish. 

Find out more and apply here

Weddell Sea

The Weddell Sea Expedition 2019 team have now completed the first stage of the expedition.

Following a successful science programme investigating the Larsen C Ice Shelf, and becoming the first people in the world to reach the edge of Iceberg A68, they now begin the search to locate the wreckage of Shackleton's Endurance.

Follow the Expedition Blog and our Twitter account for updates

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