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!

Antarctica: Life in a hostile Land - The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
5 June – 17 September

On Monday 5 June 2017, “Antarctica: Life in a hostile land”, is coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. This new exhibition promises to offer an exciting insight into our relationship with the most hostile continent on Earth.

“Antarctica: Life in a hostile land”, offers a thrillingly interactive experience, with a combination of prized historic exhibits and modern day technology that will allow you to become immersed in the wonders of the Antarctic continent.

The exhibition gives you the opportunity to explore the changes in human relationships with Antarctica and its inhabitants from the early 1900s, right up to the important scientific research conducted there today.

For more details click here

RGS Enduring Eye Exhibition - The National Library of Scotland
16 June 2017-12 November 2017

One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival, 'Enduring eye' honours the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the 'Endurance' expedition of 1914-1917.

Shackleton's official expedition photographer, Frank Hurley, documented the expedition under the most extreme circumstances. His photographs provide a lasting record of the men of the 'Endurance' and their story.

Showcasing Hurley's images alongside items from the Library's polar collections, the exhibition tells the fascinating and enduring story of the expedition.

'Enduring eye' has been created by the Royal Geographical Society, with additional items on show from National Library of Scotland collections.

Family Fun Day at the National Library of Scotland
Friday 28th July 11:00 - 16:00

On Friday 28th July the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust will be going to the National Library of Scotland to host a Family Fun Day from 11:00 - 16:00. There will be a range of fun activities from storytelling to Antarctic dress up as well as engaging interactive tours of the exhibition. This promises to be a fun day out perfect for the Summer Holiday. If you would like to find out more you can email

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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.