We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very interesting and informative”

The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute
Ranked #14 of 158 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Polar Museum: Discover the extraordinary stories of Earth's coldest, driest, windiest, highest and deadliest places, from heroes to modern climate science. The Museum is part of the Scott Polar Research Institute, established in 1920 as part of the University of Cambridge, which is a centre of excellence in the study of the Arctic and Antarctic. Research covers both the natural and social sciences and is often interdisciplinary. The Institute also houses the World's premier Polar Library and extensive archival and photographic collections of international importance on the history of polar exploration. A range of sculptures are displayed in the Institute grounds.
Nottingham
Level Contributor
41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very interesting and informative”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

I'm not sure if the exhibition is always this good or whether it had been improved due to the 100 year anniversary of Scott's expedition.
It was very informative, well laid out and totally free.
Definitely visit for an enjoyable history and geography lesson, school was never this interesting!

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank CCandH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

268 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    151
    97
    18
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“A nice surprise.”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Just stumbled on this little museum while walking around Cambridge. Has some materials that are original to the Scott Expeditions and a great review of 19th and 20th century polar exploration.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank Michaelslc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Somerset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is a great place to take the kids to learn about what the poles are all about. And nno need to dress up warm!

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Rich T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
188 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Good for an hour or so”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

A very interesting collection which should keep you amused for an hour or so, but not much more.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank markjackson100
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ely, England
Level Contributor
90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A glimpse into a more graceful era.”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Everything you wanted to know about early exploration of the north pole, and everything you ever wanted to know about the British spirit of understatement in the face of adversity.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank GhengisKitty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute also viewed

 

Been to The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing