Interesting natural items and historic artifacts. A bright modern museum. Free admission. One of the best hours spent in Cambridge.
For anyone interested in polar exploration, this is an interesting collection of photographs, original gear, and anecdotes and stories - you may already know these but the pictures bring it alive. Some of the stories are very poignant, especially that of the missing Franklin. It is amazing how conditions were so treacherous and yet explorers kept going back for more... More
Very well organised museum, recommended donation of £3 to get in. Had a trail for the kids. Who would have thought that you could make so much out of seal skin.
Everything I could possibly want to know about the polar regions, all in one compact little museum. The displays on indigenous lifestyles and art are fascinating, but it's the exhibits of early Polar exploration that are the highlight for me. I should mention that the giftshop is great too!
Assuming you have an interest in history and exploration of the Poles you will find much of interest in this compact museum , full of pictures , maps , artifacts etc from the Poles. This is not a subject I have any particular interest in - and I found it fascinating!.
Part of the SPRI, the library of which is largely upstairs and available by booking in advance. The museum is a wonder of compactness without being crowded. Excellent exhibits and interpretation, and truly stunning artifacts, including Captain Oates' sleeping bag, original letters from the Tent in which Scott, Bowers and Wilson perished on display. And particularly interesting arctic exhibits. Very... More
A small but very interesting museum. Good variety of displays with plenty of info if you wanted to delve deeper. Great photographs and a good overall atmosphere. Well worth the short stroll from the centre of Cambridge.
A small, but very well presented museum. Very informative, good displays and thoroughly engrossing. Audio guides absolutely brilliant and hugely enhanced our visit. Thoroughly recommended.
A small museum, part of SPRI. The exhibits were well-laid out with plenty to read about each item. The Reception staff were welcoming. There are drawers containing items sensitive to light such as early 20th cent. letters from explorers. The part open to the public is ground floor. There is a Library (application beforehand to use it); and many other... More
Smaller museum full of into. Audio guide can be downloaded. Spent 1 hr here. Glad we went. If interested in Polar expeditions go and see.
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