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Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut (001)Mike Dawson on the South Pole Expedition2005 Scott's 'Discovery' hut interior, Hut Point (013)2007 Provisions on shelves inside Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut

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Through our mission to conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration, Antarctic Heritage Trust cares for the remarkable expedition bases of the early Antarctic explorers and shares the legacy of exploration through outreach programmes and expeditions to engage and inspire a new generation of explorers.


Icy Heritage provides public access to Antarctic Heritage Trust's growing image collection. It was established in 2023 to showcase the work of the Trust, and new items are added frequently to the digital collection. We invite you to search our collections and contact us for any image requests.

Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project (RSHRP)

A multi-year, multi-site international heritage conservation project to secure the five historic explorer bases of Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Carsten Borchgrevink and Sir Edmund Hillary, and conserve the thousands of artefacts associated with the sites.


Inspiring Explorers™ Programme

Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expeditions™ provide opportunities for young people to experience and challenge themselves in the polar regions. They connect young people with the legacy the Trust cares for and encourage them to embrace the spirit of exploration.

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2019-20 Baseline image - Meat slicer, Kitchen (Room 6), Hillary's TAE/IGY Hut2005 Doug Rogan and Robert Clendon on the way to AntarcticaMembers of the Antarctic Heritage Trust Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ with their equipment on their crossing of South Georgia2019-20 Anemometer used by explorer Sir Vivian Fuchs to measure wind speed2015-16 inspection, Stores hut, exterior (004)2010-11 Al Fastier digging a trench around Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut2009-10 Cape Evans field camp2007 Matches in tins found at Cape Royds2003 K440 at Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, interior - Reams of unused paper (002)2013-14 Josiah Wagener emptying cans underneath a fume hood (004)2017-18 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, snow removal, Youth Ambassador Chris Ansin2010-11 Acetylene gas fixture inside the Magnetic hut, Cape EvansLatrine area outside Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, interior artefacts (210)2014-15 Scott's 'Discovery' hut artefact repopulation, Main SpaceEnamel mug2019-20 Conservator Nicola Stewart chipping iceInspiring Explorers on board the 'Magellan Explorer'2019-20 Reference image - Dividing curtains in main room, Shackleton's 'Nimrod' Hut (003)2003 K440 at Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, interior - Survey of box types (045)Fuel tins, Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut (001)2020-21 Conservators at work (009)2015-16 Torbjøern Prytz working on window (001)HägglundsWest wall and latrines, Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut2007 Main space inside Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, Cape RoydsSouth Pole buildings in the distance2005 South wall, Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut before excavation (001)2005-06 Doug Rogan working on laptop, Cape Royds (002)2019-20 Hut inspection - Chart table, Scott's cubicle (Room 4 Area 3), Scott's Hut2006 Ice build-up inside Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans2003-04 Ceiling in Scott's 'Terra Nova' Hut (001)2013-14 Paper artefact before conservation inside Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans2018-19 South wall of Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape EvansAudience at 'Hillary's Antarctica' book launch (004)2018-19 Nicola Stewart with the Meteorological screen, Cape Royds2018-19 Galley shelves inside Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape EvansInspiring Explorer Gemma Wyllie at Right Whale Bay2009-10 AHT's Gord Macdonald working inside Stables, Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut2010 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut inspection, exterior (033)Winter 2009 Crevasse exploring2002 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, interior survey image - Wardroom (002)2018-19 Physical Laboratory inside Scott's 'Discovery' hut, Hut Point2002-03 Box of penguin eggs in Annexe of Scott's 'Terra Nova' Hut2003 K440 at Borchgrevink’s huts - Conservation work in Living hut2003 K440 at Cape Evans - Boxes of Southern Food Cache (003)2005 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut North wall during snow removal2013-14 Vortex generators being removed, Cape Evans (001)2015-16 Cape Adare Field camp (002)Inspiring Explorer Hollie Woodhouse pulling sled during the crossing

Our Stories

Historic Medicine at Cape Evans

Jane Hamill, Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Lead Conservator, tells us about the return of Dr Wilson’s historic medical kit to Scott’s Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans.

Shackleton's Peas

Antarctic Heritage Trust Conservator Belinda Hager discusses the treatment of canned food tins from Shackleton’s hut at Cape Royds.

Artefacts Returned to Cape Evans

The team repatriated several items to Scott’s Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans this season including an improvised sledge distance meter wheel once owned by George Murray Levick.

2022-23 Summer Season Complete

The Trust’s On-Ice Conservation team spent seven weeks in Antarctica undertaking a comprehensive monitoring and maintenance programme on the historic Ross Island explorer bases

Cape Adare - First Impressions

Antarctic Heritage Trust's team arrive at Cape Adare for the first time since the field camp on site was completed during the 2019-20 summer season.

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