Polar Science Open Day

Celebrating our centenary year, we welcome families to join us for a day of science exploration. Meet some of our intrepid polar scientists, and take part in experiments and activities throughout the day.

Suitable for the whole family. Free. Drop-in throughout the day.

This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

Saturday 21st March. 10.30am - 3.30pm.

Visual Guide to the museum

Thinking about visiting the Polar Museum but want to know more about what to expect before you arrive?

Why not read our Visual Story, which has now been added to our dedicated Accessibility web page.

Find it & other helpful accessibility resources here

Open Archives & Collections

Our archives team will be at 'Science Archives and Special Collections in Cambridge', part of the Cambridge Science Festival. 

Drop-in through the day & find out about the science archives & special collections across Cambridge.

Sat 14th March. 11am-3pm. Dept of Earth Sciences, Cambridge.

Exhibition Tea & Talk

Join us on Fri 13th March at 3pm & hear from the museum team about our current exhibition.

'Walking on Thin Ice' is co-curated by 12 teenagers from around the UK, working with our polar researchers, & looks at issues around climate.

Book your free place here

Moscow University

Part of the Cambridge Science Festival, we are pleased to be joined by professors & leading researchers of M V Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Join us for an afternoon of talks at the Scott Polar Research Institute. Everyone welcome, book your free place and find out more.

Monday 9th March. Between 12pm - 5.30pm.

Alumni Centenary Event

Have you ever studied with us?

In celebration of 100 years of polar research at the Scott Polar Research Institute, we are hosting an  Alumni Centenary Dinner in Cambridge on Sat 18th April.

Find out more and purchase your ticket for this event online.

Special Collections

Staff in the Polar Library are busy cleaning & auditing our Special Collections.

Containing 1000 volumes dating back to the 16th century & covering a varied range of material on the polar regions, you can search the collection for yourself in iDiscover.

If you would like to suggest a title for the Polar Library, get in touch.
Spotlight on....
A new paper by researchers based at the Scott Polar Research Institute and the British Antarctic Survey, is now available online

Looking at meltwater transfer across the Nivlisen Ice Shelf, the team used semi-automated methods to track migration of surface lakes and streams throughout the 2016-2017 melt season.
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This carving by Inuit artist Thomas Akilak depicts a drum dancer.

The carving can be found in the Scott Polar Research Institute's Arctic Material Culture Collection. You can explore this collection and our full catalogue of objects relating to polar art, exploration and culture online
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