Events: What's On

You don't need to go all the way to the Antarctica to get a taste of what life is and was like on the frozen continent.  Part of our work in bringing Antarctic heritage to life is either running exclusive events for our members, providing access to other interesting events or simply keeping you up to date on the most exciting Antarctic events taking place.  Discover here the latest polar-themed events taking place around the UK and if you don't see something that takes your fancy this time around, bookmark the page and come back again!

The Yorkshire Ones' Three Ships Exhibition
2 March 2017-28 April2017

The Yorkshire Ones has organised an exhibition of textiles and mixed media inspired by three Hull Ships, Captian Cook's Resolution. The Morning, Captian Colebeck's ship sent to Antarctica to relieve Scott's Discovery and the last remaining Hull Steam Trawler Viola

The exhibition will be at the Hull Maritime Museum. For further information contact Vivien Stamford on 01262 679650 or email

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
28 April - 30 April


Do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Think the poles are just dead, icy wastes? Think again! This year we are joining the British Antarctic Survey, and the Polar Museum in the Pavilion on Marine Parade, Lyme Regis from 28th to 30th April, for hands-on activities, storytelling and much more for all the family. 

Discover how Polar scientists, past and present, have equipped themselves to study geology and the environment in the Antarctic.  Get kitted out ready for fieldwork in the coldest, driest places on earth! Explore the field camp and see the survival rations that keep you fed for weeks at a time in places thousands of miles from any shops. Visit for more information.



The Hidden face of Antarctica, revealing the Secrets beneath the ice – Professor David Vaughn, British Antarctic Survey
6.30pm Thursday 27 April 2017

Beneath Antarctica’s vast ice sheets are mountain ranges the size of the Alps, lakes bigger than Windermere, rivers, streams and ancient volcanoes. Prof Vaughn will lead the audience on a journey through the secrets of this mysterious frozen world, and explains why what happens there matters to us all. Professor David Vaughan is the Director of Science at BAS with responsibility for the strategic development and excellence in scientific output of the science teams employed by the British Antarctic Survey.  

Venue:  Field Studies Centre, Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collections, Selborne, Hants, GU34 3JH. Contact: Louise Brown, T 01420 511275, email

Little Explorers
Wednesday 17th May: 10.00am and 11.15am

The Polar Museum invite you on an adventure to explore the Poles through story and play. A different story and playtime activity each month.

Places cost £1.50 per child payable on arrival. 1 year olds and under are free.

For under 5s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come ready to start at 10am.

Please book by emailing stating your child's full name and age.

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We are very keen to promote the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements or +44 (0)1223 813 557.