Our Mission

We exist tpreserveenhance and promote British Antarctic heritage to engageinform and inspire a global audience.

We actively manage the physical heritage of human endeavour in Antarctica through a sustainable conservation programme and use the stories they hold to inspire people to discover, enjoy and respect our Antarctic history.

Our History

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) was established in 1993. Initially working to support the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZAHT) in raising funds for the conservation of heroic-era huts in the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica, in 1993 UKAHT was born through the vision and energy of founding Chairman John Hamilton, who was inspired by the need to recognise and conserve Britain’s long and distinguished history of exploration and scientific research.

Our People

Find out more about the dedicated people in the UK and Antarctica that make UKAHT great.

Our Supporters

We are very lucky to have great teams of stakeholders, partners and sponsors. We work very closely with our three main stakeholders to ensure our strategies will ensure the best possible future for the historic sites in our care.  We have some important international partners who we work collaboratively with on joint initiatives or support with grant aid.  And finally, our sponsors are vital in making our operation in Antarctica viable with transport, logistics and communications support, as well as vital kit and supplies for our teams working there. Find out more about them here...

Our Publications

Since its establishment in 1993, the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust has produced high quality publications on its work and British Antarctic history and heritage. Many of these are now available to view online.

Our Annual Reports

Take a look at our annual reports from 2009.


We support UK and overseas polar institutions and individuals with grant aid towards outreach and education projects that fulfil the mission of the Trust.

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Press Enquiries

We love to talk about 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, would like to arrange an interview, use our images or films, or want to discuss an opportunity to collaborate then get in touch.

For all press enquiries, please contact ukaht@89up.org or +44 (0) 203 411 28 89. For urgent press enquires out of office hours, please call +44 (0) 203 2 89 89 01.