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Scott Polar Research Institute

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Address: Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-336540
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Description: This is one of the world’s oldest international research centers...
This is one of the world’s oldest international research centers that features exhibits and research materials regarding life and exploration of both the Arctic and Antarctic Polar Regions.
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I learnt so much!

Incredibly informative museum that teaches you so much about our British heritage. It's small and compact but it is full of rich detail about expeditions to both the Artic and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Leeds
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Incredibly informative museum that teaches you so much about our British heritage. It's small and compact but it is full of rich detail about expeditions to both the Artic and Antartica. Also tells you about the culture of people who live near the north and south poles. Well maintained inside. The door is a bit confusing to get into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my brief visit here and I probably would have got more out of it if I could have spent extra time reading more of the many letters written by the amazing men from this 'heroic age'. The museum covers much more than the Scott expeditions. Having a particular interest in the Franklin 'lost' N.W Passage expedition I was... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to this small museum not knowing what to expect, this is one of the best laid out museums I have been to, take your time and read everything some of the artifacts leave a lump in you troat , and you will realise what these men went through. Go and see it.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This museum was recommended by our niece and her boyfriend. I was not expecting to find it particularly interesting, but how wrong I was: the exhibits were fascinating and well described. I was particularly interested in the handmade clothing and the exhibits made from bone. I spent most of my time reading all the letters, which are heart breaking. They... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a small but great museum. I recommend it highly. The exhibits are well done, informative, and comprehensive. Anyone interested in polar exploration, or any exploration should be sure to visit this museum. As a bonus, it is free!

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was in Birmingham so decided to go as I have wanted to see the place for a while. It has some great artefacts but it is very small with some frankly wrong information, glad I have seen it, even more glad I didn't make a special trip, two hour drive for a museum i spent forty minutes in, hope... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I recommend it to everyone, especialy to families. It´s very informative, you´ll learn all about explorers of both poles and also about the reaserch today. There is exibition of the equipment that the explorers had.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Shackleton and other explorers were so tough and manly. I just popped in for ten minutes on my walk to the train station. Free admission so why not go!

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Herts.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very well presented in all aspects - well laid out and very informative. A fitting tribute not just to Scott but all previous early polar explorers.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Always something interesting to see and learn here, brought my children when they were small and I now still visit myself. Get to attend some of the talks if you can they are very interesting and bring the cold wastes of our planet to life

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