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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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2006 Artefacts removed for conservation, Cape Royds (003)Playing cards, Hillary’s TAE/IGY hut2017-18 Annual artefact monitoring programme, Cape Royds, Primus stove2009-10 Wardroom table, Scott's 'Terra Nova' hutBed frame belonging to Edward Evans, Scott's 'Terra Nova' Hut (001)2019-20 Hut inspection - Beds and shelving, Wilson & Evans corner (Room 4 Area 3), Scott's Hut2005 Artefacts on shelves inside Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, Cape Royds (001)2009-10 Sir David Attenborough with AHT summer conservation team at Cape Evans2002 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, interior survey image - Wardroom (003)2003 K440 at Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, interior - Boiled Mutton tin2014-15 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut artefact monitoring, fixtures and fittings, boots on hook (002)2015-16 Helicopters picking up people and gearSnow build-up on Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut (006)2002 Scott's 'Discovery' hut building survey, interior (136)Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ team in the wind (002)2014-15 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, interior, Messdeck artefacts2019-20 Hut inspection - West elevation with Mount Erebus beyond, Scott's Hut, Cape Evans (001)2004-05 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut exterior (021)2013-14 Ice formations2006 Interior of the AHT Conservation lab at Scott Base (004)2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, Interior (047)2004-05 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans, flood damage (12)2010-11 Supply deposit at Cape Evans (002)2004-05 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut interior (004)Anna Clare at Right Whale BayAdélie penguins at Cape Evans 2010-11 Artefacts in the Stables before excavation, Cape Royds (001)2005 Adelie Penguin colony at Cape RoydsBiology area, south wall of Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut (002)Winter 2009 Atmospheric Landscape (031)2010-11 Photographic supplies on the shelves within the Darkroom, Cape EvansYoung Inspiring Explorers building rafts on the Worsley Weekend (002)2005 Snow build-up around the North wall of Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut2018-19 Fuel stores boxes, Cape Evans (005)2013K172 Winter team celebrating 1000th artefact2015-16 Location image - Evan's bunk, Borchgrevink's hut (009)Young Inspiring Explorer Connor 2015-16 Temporary repair, loft window (001)2007 Lino removed showing moisture inside Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut (001)2017-18 Cape Evans landscape, Barne Glacier2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, Floor (561)2004-05 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Gordon Macdonald, building evaluation (010)Excavated and stacked Colman's boxes (003)2004-05 Scott's 'Discovery' hut, exterior2019-20 View near Scott's 'Discovery' Hut2010-11 Cooking artefacts on a table in the Galley inside Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut (003)2008 C-17 landed in Antarctica2015-16 External artefacts at Cape Adare (038)2005 Part of the Backdoor Bay cache, Cape RoydsAHT Executive Director Nigel Watson and geologist Arnold Heine

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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