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The Polar Museum, Cambridge
(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 »
  • This is an excellent Museum which is dedicated to the North and South Pole expeditions - the Arctic and Antarctic. I visited on the weekend when there was a children's event on, and the museum was a l...  more »
  • A small but very detailed museum of polar exploration. Many of the exhibits are unique to the museum and describe the exploits of these intrepid explorers. It is well worth seeking out this museum. 
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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)