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Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)

Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1ER, UK

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About Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)

The Scott Polar Research Institute, established in 1920 as part of the University of Cambridge, is a center of excellence in the study of the Arctic and Antarctic.  The Institute also houses the World's premier Polar Library, extensive archival, photographic, and object collections of international importance on the history of polar exploration, and a Polar Museum with displays of both the history and contemporary significance of the Arctic and Antarctic and their surrounding seas.



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Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge0.09km from Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)

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Parker's Piece0.44km from Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)

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The Fitzwilliam Museum0.49km from Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)

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Cambridge University Botanic Garden0.52km from Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)

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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences0.6km from Scott Polar Research Institute (Polar Museum)

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