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The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute

Lensfield Road | University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1ER, England
+44 1223 336540
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A true polarized adventure

We loved this museum. Such a wonderful break from your average hum drum museum visit. This place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rae T
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Really interesting.

This is a great museum. The entrance is impressive, particularly the ceiling. Staff were helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma C
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Lensfield Road | University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1ER, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved this museum. Such a wonderful break from your average hum drum museum visit. This place was filled with actual items that went on the adventure. It gave me new respect for the hearty individuals and what the had to endure. This museum should...More

Thank Rae T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum. The entrance is impressive, particularly the ceiling. Staff were helpful & informative. Great balance between information on previous polar expeditions & current research.

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating museum with artefacts from many Polar expeditions including Captain Oates' sleeping-bag.

Thank JZR
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My two children, 9 and 1, have become a bit anti-museum but I decided to give the Polar Museum a chance as it had excellent reviews plus the added bonus of the pop-up science museum currently adjoining it. We enjoyed the wander from the bus...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Cambridge my party and I decided to visit this museum after reading good reviews. It is small but there is plenty of information and interesting things to see. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Rach979
Reviewed 1 April 2017

In a city full of history, this small museum is so worth a visit. A wonderful tribute to the brave polar explorers. The museum has the most incredible artefacts and the letters are particularly poignant. So worth going to to. It is small and will...More

1  Thank GillyT
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. I hope to come again,it was very eye catching and intresting history to read about.👌

Thank Dina D
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A totally unique museum, just ten minutes walk from the train station or the centre of the city. A real gem, yet to be found in most tourist guides. This museum is small, extremely attractive, well designed, highly informative, well signed, and just "knock your...More

2  Thank Simon M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We chose to visit this museum rather than the Fitzwilliam because my husband has always been interested in the achievements of people like Shackleton. I found it much more interesting than I expected as not only did it cover polar exploration, but had exhibits relating...More

1  Thank LondonJmj
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Tucked away not far from the station in Lendsfield Road this is a one off.NOwhere in the world can you visit and feel the atmospheric history of great polar explorers with original items here.

Thank Roger B
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joe01305
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16 August 2016|
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Response from PolarMuseum | Property representative |
The Polar Museum is free to enter. We charge a small fee for an audio guide if you would like a little more information, and donations are always welcome!
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Mounterubus
As a beloved visitor, turned member of staff now! I highly recommend the museum for all ages. We have a number of activities including trails and drawing activities for kids as well as a dressing up box full of authentic polar clothing for everyone to try on. We also do events for young explorers for up to the age of 5, which have a range of different activities for about once or twice a month. They should be on our websites. The shop also has a number of good books that great for school projects and cater to a range of ages and include some great pictures. All the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and are great for asking questions. We are only 10 minutes away from the station and a short walk or bus ride to the town centre so very easy to get to! I hope this helps, if in any doubt give the museum an email or a call and they'll answer any questions for you :)
15 January 2016|
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Cumberland81
Would this museum be suitable for a 5 year old? My son is learning about both Poles next term, and wondered whether the information was accessible for very young children? We live in London and would happily travel to visit if so. Thanks for your advice!
24 October 2015|
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As a beloved visitor, turned member of staff now! I highly recommend the museum for all ages. We have a number of activities including trails and drawing activities for kids as well as a dressing up box full of authentic... More
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