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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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A good way to spend a few hours.

I attended the museum whilst supervising a school group. Whilst it is quite small campared to many of Cambridge's museums it is a specialist area, and packed with interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I attended the museum whilst supervising a school group. Whilst it is quite small campared to many of Cambridge's museums it is a specialist area, and packed with interesting items. Overall we were in the museum around 3-4 hours, and I felt we could have spent another hour without growing bored. Well worth a visit if you are passing.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An excellent day out for all the family. Really interesting to learn about all that happened and to experience some of the activities

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fascinating exhibits of historic Polar exploration. At the moment an exhibition of works of art by an artist in residence who travelled South and worked in the Antarctic on a Navy patrol ship, producing stunning land and sea scapes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is a must to visit the spri. The story of scott and his men perishing on their journey is something that grips me and has dine ever since i was a child learning if this at school. This is a seriously important museum to me, being able to get up close and personal with with gear, tales, stories and... More 

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essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Having read book's as a child about Scott, Shackleton etc, i enjoyed this small museum. Well worth a visit.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This museum is very accessible in Cambridge and is well worth a visit. There is so many interesting artefacts on display here and children love it too. This is a must whilst visiting Cambridge!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This is hidden away and it's a shame it doesn't have a more popular spot. However what you find is a wonderful array of all things polar. It takes you through the highs and lows of polar exploring and really does this very well..a must visit. Great for the children too...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

One of the city's hidden treasures, SPRI is a must for anyone with an interest in history or exploration. Check times beforehand.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Hey, you pass it on your cycles 100 times already, stop and go in and take a look. Its amazing. Lost of scientific instruments on display. If you a PhD student thinking your research is tough. You shall be humbled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Haven't been inside this building in over 25 years so was very pleasantly surprised to enter a now bright foyer with ceiling painting worth looking at and then going into a bright, well-laid out exhibition. Taking a visitor through everything from the environment to the great journeys, (e.g. Shackleton) with a gift shop filled with everything from big, serious books... More 

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Additional Information about Scott Polar Research Institute

Address: Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1ER, England
Phone Number: 44-1223-336540
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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