Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Located just around the corner from the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Scott Institute houses the most important and highly respected library and archive of polar studies in the world.
The museum was founded in 1920 as a memorial to Robert Falcon Scott, who died while leading an expedition to the South Pole. The museum showcases artefacts from polar exploration, including diaries, sledges, and displays on life in arctic regions.
There is a very large photographic library relating to polar exploration, and extensive geographic and historical information in the archives.
The Scott Polar Research Institute is part of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography at Cambridge University.
Most photos are available for licensing, please contact Britain Express image library.
About Scott Polar Research Institute
Address: Lensfield Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 1ER
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Scott Polar Research Institute
OS: TL454 577
Photo Credit: Josie Campbell, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Fitzwilliam Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum)
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens - 0.3 miles (Garden)
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - 0.4 miles (Museum)
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences - 0.4 miles (Museum)
Cambridge University Museum of Zoology - 0.4 miles (Museum)
Emmanuel College - 0.4 miles (Historic Building)
Peterhouse College - 0.4 miles (Historic Building)
Pembroke College - 0.4 miles (Historic Building)
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