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

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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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2004-05 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, work task, snow removal (040)2008-09 Cape Royds hut, exterior (006)2007 North and East walls of Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, Cape Royds2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, interior artefacts (374)2004-05 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans, internal timber supports (029)2017-18 Antarctic field training ice shelterBox from Scott's 'Terra Nova' hutWinter 2009 Atmospheric Landscape (009)2018-19 North-East corner of Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans2010-11 Biology desk inside Scott's 'Terra Nova' hutWeddell seal at Cape Evans2013-14 AHT field camp and Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans2005 Artefacts outside Ernest Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, Cape Royds (007)Venesta case contents2004-05 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut interior (017)2005 Scott's 'Terra Nova' Hut exterior, Cape Evans2010-11 Remains of a Speights barrel outside Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut (003)2004-05 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, work task, inspection (108)Birthday fruit cake to celebrate AHT's 30th birthday (001)Winter 2009 Atmospheric Landscape (039)Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut (004)2003-04 Food supplies in galley of Shackleton's 'Nimrod' Hut2010-11 Bunks inside Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, Cape Royds2013-14 McMurdo Station (002)2019-20 Scott's 'Discovery' hut inspection, interior (006)Foodstuff stored in Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hutGreenland landscape showing three tents2005 Snow build-up around Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, Cape Royds (001)2017-18 Scott's 'Terra Nova hut, South and West elevationsMessdeck, Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut (003)2002-03 Bamboo frame of a Scott tent, mess deck west wall of Scott's 'Terra Nova' HutInspiring Explorers Expedition™ team on the South Pole Expedition2019-20 Artefacts requiring treatment - Wheel from Shackleton's car, Shackleton's 'Nimrod' Hut (003)2007 Fuel cache at Cape EvansInspiring Explorers Jenny Sahng and Millie Mannering with 'Magellan Explorer' crew2003-04 Cartoons affixed to wall of the tenements, Scott's 'Terra Nova' HutShackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, north elevation (001)Antarctic Heritage Trust's Executive Director Nigel Watson (006)2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, interior artefacts (291)2009-10 Ponting's Darkroom floor during reconstruction, Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut2005-06 Skua atop an AHT tent, Cape Royds2018-19 North-East corner of Scott's 'Discovery' hut, Hut PointInspiring Explorer Brando Yelavich and AHT Executive Director Nigel Watson during the crossing (002)Galley, Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut (003)Colman's box in conservation lab2020-21 Scott's 'Discovery' hut Inspection, exterior (005)2003 K440 at Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, interior - Survey of box types (045)2005 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut interior, Cape Evans (001)2015-16 Cape Adare scene (001)2013-14 Sleeping platform inside Scott's 'Discovery' hut, Hut Point

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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