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East Anglia Sights

Polar Museum

  • Lensfield Rd. Map It
  • Cambridge
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Beautifully designed, this museum at the university's Scott Polar Research Institute chronicles the history of polar exploration. There's a particular emphasis on the British expeditions of the 20th century, including the ill-fated attempt by Robert Falcon Scott to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1912. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the pole first; Scott and his men perished on the return journey, but his story became legendary. There are also collections devoted to the science of modern polar exploration and the indigenous people of northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska.

Sight Information

Address:

Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Rd., Cambridge, CB2 1ER, England

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Phone:

01223-336540

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. and bank holiday Mon. 10–4. Closed Sat. of bank holiday weekends.

Updated 05/30/2014

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