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The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute

Lensfield Road, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1ER

Located within this international centre for polar studies, the museum has one of the best collections of journals, photographs, maps and even items of clothing that chronicle the most important Arctic and Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. Special emphasis is placed on Captain Scott and on the exploration of the Northwest Passage. Other exhibits include Inuit work and the art of the polar regions, as well as displays on current scientific exploration. The museum has a regular programme of exhibitions in addition to its permanent displays. Public lectures run from October to December and February to April.

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Tel: 01223 336540
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Free admission, donations welcome

Opening times

Open Tue-Sat 10-4 & BH Mons. Please call 01223 336540 or check website for further details
Average visit 1hr





Fully accessible. Induction loop at kiosk

The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute


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1km S of city centre

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