Who we are

HRH The Princess Royal at Port Lockroy 2007The 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 and Dr Dafila Scott.

The Trust is managed by Trustees drawn from those with Antarctic expertise and/or those who are enthusiasts for the region.

A team of four permanent staff run the operations in the UK and Antarctic, along with a team of dedicated key volunteers. The Trust is also 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 celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2013 - download 'Taking care of Britain's Antarctic heritage - twenty years on Antarctic Heritage Trust 20th Anniversary Review  (2.6 MB pdf file).  You can also read more about Britain's Antarctic heritage in our booklet (1.4 MB pdf file). Find out how you can help support us.


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