The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust works to conserve Antarctic buildings and artefacts, and to promote and encourage the public's interest in its Antarctic heritage.
Besides its flagship site at Port Lockroy the Trust conserves five other British historic sites on the Antarctic Peninsula. The Trust supports sister organisations to look after heritage sites in other parts of Antarctica.
It is active in promoting Antarctic public engagement and supports institutions who have a connection to Antarctic heritage through its collections or through education and outreach.
The Trust's Patron is HRH The Princess Royal and its Vice Patrons are Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Dr Dafila Scott, and Dr Charles Swithinbank.
The Trust is managed by Trustees drawn from those with Antarctic expertise and/or those who are enthusiasts for the region.
|Donald Lamont (Chairman)
||Ian Rushby (Hon. Treasurer)||Louisa Bolch|
|Gavin Booth|| Selina Fellows
|| Meredith Hooper
|John Pye||Mark Rawden
A team of three permanent staff run the operations in the UK and Antarctic, along with a team of dedicated key volunteers. The Trust is extremely grateful for the continued support offered by our sponsors.
The UKAHT works closely with other organisations involved in Antarctic Heritage in Britain and around the world. See our Links page for more information globally and our Antarctica 100 page for details of those with polar heritage interest in the UK.
The Trust celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year - download 'Taking care of Britain's Antarctic heritage - twenty years on Antarctic Heritage Trust 20th Anniversary Review (2.6 MB pdf file). Also, you can read more about Britain's Antarctic heritage in our booklet (1.4 MB pdf file). Find out how you can help support us.