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Polar Museum

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

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Beautifully designed, this museum at Cambridge 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 their story became legendary. There are also collections devoted to the science of modern polar exploration; the indigenous people of northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska; and frequently changing art installations.

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

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  • Free

Published 08/30/2016


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