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The Polar Museum, Cambridge

(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • Had to go back and sneak a peak at Oates' sleeping bag again on a recent return trip to Cambridge - irresistible! A great collection of artefacts from the great age of polar exploration, informative b...  more »
  • This is a small museum but it covers the early history of polar exploration in wonderful detail. It concentrates on Scott and his trips and especially the final tragic trip. I also liked the sections ...  more »
  • 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 »
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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)