What's on

What's on

We produce a number of exciting events throughout the year at venues across the UK as well as online. Take a look at our current events calendar below - we hope to see you there.

Antarctica In Sight: Live! Online Talks | 2021 - 2022

A new series of online talks bringing together explorers, scientists, artists and historians with a unique understanding of the icy continent. Antarctica In Sight: Live! will delve into the lesser known stories from Antarctica's past, discuss the major technological innovations of the present, and look ahead to the continent’s role in the future of our planet.

Shackleton100 Celebratory Shackleton Events 2022

View Shackleton inspired events throughout 2022 delivered by organisations and museums around the country.

Deception Island 23 - 30 Oct | Norwich

New immersive installation at Norwich Science Festival invites you to step inside an exact replica of an Antarctic hut and be transported to Deception Island. Here the rusting remains of industrial whaling and a seabed littered with whalebones testify to mankind’s greed and brutality - but the island is also an outpost of scientific exploration, a witness to human attentiveness and fortitude. Find out more via the link below.

Pint of Science | Exploration Untold Watch online

We teamed up with UK Polar Network and the brilliant Pint of Science to meet three researchers each sharing a unique insight into Antarctica’s scientific past. From the heroic era to the early days of the famous Halley station, and reflections upon the stories of those whom are not usually given the spotlight, but whose contributions have been vital to our understanding of our planet. Watch the full event on YouTube now.

ISOSTASY Watch online

New artistic short film by Marc Rees and Simon Clode uses artefacts from the life of Edgar Evans, a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, to explore humanity’s legacy in Antarctica - and in particular the complex interaction between humans and whales in the Southern Ocean. Find out more and watch now on BBC iPlayer.

The Whale's Tale Watch online

Together with the South Georgia Heritage Trust we presented three of the world's experts in the study and conservation of whales in the Southern Ocean to discuss the history, science and current efforts to conserve these important species on our planet. If you missed the live event, you can now watch the talk via the below link.

Antarctica In Sight Short Film with Lewis Pugh

As part of our Antartica In Sight programme marking 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, we spoke to UN Patron for Oceans, Lewis Pugh on why he swims in Antarctica.

Antarctica In Sight Short Film with Felicity Aston

As part of our Antartica In Sight programme marking 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, we spoke to Climate Scientist and Explorer Felicity Aston about the her experiences and the history of scientific discovery in Antarctica.

Antarctica In Sight Short Film with Neill Drake

As part of our Antartica In Sight programme marking 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, we spoke to photographer and guide Neil Drake about his work in Antarctica and his photography inspiration, Frank Hurley.


Tune in to our podcast series, A Voyage to Antarctica. Hosted by Alok Jha, the series explores subjects including geopolitics, climate and art with guests Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Felicity Aston, Dwayne Fields, Philip Hoare, Professor Dame Jane Francis, Professor Klaus Dodds and more. Each episode focuses on a fascinating part of Antarctica's history, present and future. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all major platforms.


A creative composition project with young people inspired by Antarctica and the climate emergency. This project gave young people the opportunity to work with well-known composer, Matthew Herbert, and London Sinfonietta to create a new commission. The group used the history, scientific research and objects from Antarctica as stimulus to develop a new work that expresses their thoughts and ideas about the climate emergency. Watch the live stream via the link below.


Artist Peter Liversidge prepared 60 proposals created to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica, in 2020. Proposals range from the possible to the impossible: creating a series of full size Easter Island heads from snow gathered on Port Lockroy; raising a flag on Antarctica - blank other than the single word Hello; and asking 200 schools around the UK to collaborate on a series of watercolours, using iceberg water to activate watercolour paint.