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!

Death in the ice - National Maritime Museum
14th July 2017 - 7th January 2018

Despite being in the Arctic (aka 'the other place') 'Death in the ice' promises to be an outstanding exhibition as it explores the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition, a mystery that still remains unsolved today. For more details visit the National Maritime Museum website by clicking here


Teaching a Polar Project?
Wednesday 25th October 2017- The Polar Museum, Cambridge

Are you looking for activity ideas and inspiration for your polar project? The Polar Museum can help with resources, information, multi-disciplinary ideas, handling collections and activities for your classroom.

This session would also benefit teachers who have booked a self-guided visit to the Polar Museum.

For more information or to book a place please contact

Free session suitable for teachers of KS1, KS2 or KS3 classes.


Ernest Shackleton Autumn School
27th - 30th October 2017

The Athy Heritage Centre-Museum has established the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School to celebrate the life and work of the great Antarctic explorer in the area of his birth. This will be its 17th year. You can download the brochure by clicking here. 

For information and booking contact Athy Heritage Centre on 059-8633275 or email


New and future science from South Georgia and the surrounding seas
Friday 10th November

A full day event at the Aurora Cambridge, the British Antarctic Survey’s new innovation and conference center. Presentations, by scientists who are actively involved in research, will be pitched for the membership of the Association and others who have a wide range of knowledge and expertise relevant to the Island but not all of whom are scientists. The progamme will be accompanied by an exhibition of artwork and photographic images related to South Georgia.

For further details click here


Mrs Oates gets to the truth
25th November at 7:00PM and 26th November at 4PM

Mrs Oates demanded to know ˜How and why my Son died in the Antarctic?"

This dramatised lecture is taken straight from her manuscript interviews in 1913 carried out with the surviving members of the doomed expedition to the South Pole 1910 - 1912

With a talented cast including our chairman Rosemary Irwin playing Caroline Oates herself, Bryan Oates, Mrs Oates' great grandson reveals all. With Eleanor Marsden, Alec Walters and Tom Alexander.

Antarctica Day Event
Friday 1st December 6pm - 9pm

We are delighted to celebrate ‘Antarctica Day’ at the Postal Museum in London.  This is a fascinating venue and home to a wonderful exhibition which explores the surprising history of one of the greatest British inventions, the post! 

Our guest speaker is Dame Jane Francis, Director of the British Antarctic Survey, who alongside UKAHT’s Chair Ian Rushby and Chief Executive Camilla Nichol will update you on our conservation work carried out at Horseshoe and the upcoming work to be carried out at Stonington.  The Postal Museum will deliver an informative, engaging talk on the history of the Post Office. 

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Press Enquiries

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.