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The Polar Museum, Cambridge
(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • I really enjoyed my visit here. This museum is located quite close to Cambridge centre, but perhaps isn't so widely known as the others, so I visited SPRI after the Fitzwilliam, MAA and the dinosaur/g...  more »
  • I'm not saying "don't go to the Fitz", but I am saying it isn't the only show in town. Since its makeover a few years ago, the Polar Museum has gone from strength to strength. Most people probably ass...  more »
  • You should visit this to Explore into science, discover the story of Earth's coldest, driest, windiest, highest and deadliest places. From penguins to paintings, sleeping bags to sextants, Inuit art t...  more »
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  • A really excellent little museum. I expected to pass a quick hour - but I found myself reading every bit of the information about the explorers, the boats, the equipment, the animals and the indigenous peoples. Almost 2 hours later... It's free but a £3 donation is advised. Well worth it!
  • A very moving and thought-provoking exhibition of artefacts with good explanation and occasional special activities for kids at holiday times. Great for free!
  • Very small, free, and basic. You can learn about the different expeditions and see artifacts. Doable in 15-20 mins. Check it out if you have interest in exploration.
  • A small, free museum beautifully telling the story of British polar exploration. Also has a good selection of gifts in the museum shop.
  • Great museum about polar exploration, mainly from a British perspective. Free. Only takes an hour to browse. Stuffed penguins on display (automatic 4+ to any exhibition with them)