Horseshoe, Base Y, is situated on Horseshoe Island in Marguerite Bay (67°48'S, 67°18'W). The scientific base was established in March 1955 and closed in August 1960. Research carried out here included topographic survey, geology and meteorology.
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.
Find out where Port Lockroy is in Antarctica and where the other historic sites are in relation to it.
We have put together a few hints and tips on travelling to Antarctica that we have gleaned through experience.
As a Friend of Antarctica you will be supporting the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust’s important work, caring for and conserving historic buildings and artefacts in Antarctica.
As a charity, the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust relies on the generosity of donors to help us carry out our important conservation and heritage work .
During the Second World War the British Government mounted a secret mission, code-named Operation Tabarin, to establish a permanent presence in Antarctica.
The Heroic Era is considered to start in 1895, when a resolution passed at the Sixth International Geographical Congress advocated the exploration of Antarctica.
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As out team are conserving Horseshoe we will be updating diary entries from Base Y from 1955 through to 2017
We exist to preserve, enhance and promote British Antarctic heritage to engage, inform and inspire a global audience.
UKAHT operate a grants programme, giving money to organisations with an interest in sharing the stories of British endeavour in Antarctica.
Discover how we preserve, enhance and promote British Antarctic heritage around the world.
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Operation Tabarin and Port Lockroy
Your support allows us to maintain the legacy of the brave British Antarctic pioneers.
Come and visit us at Port Lockroy or one of our six other historic sites in Antarctica.
Learn about the rich and varied human history of Antarctica.
Read the latest blog posts from Port Lockroy
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Port Lockroy - The first British permanent base to be established on the Antarctic Peninsula in 1944.
Antarctic Artefacts - See how we use the latest techniques to conserve precious artefacts from the past.
Antarctica in the UK - Find collections and organisations helping to tell the story of Antarctica.
Other historic sites in which we have a heritage interest - each with a unique story to tell about our history in Antarctica.
This season we have some exciting work going on in the Antarctic Peninsula, including a 3D model of Port Lockroy. Find out more here.
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Explore the history of Antarctica and learn about how adventurers like Scott and Shackleton helped create the human history of this great continent.
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