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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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Pony shoes in situ, Cape EvansAHT's Patron Lady June Hillary and Chairman Mark StewartMake and mend table, Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, interior artefacts (199)2007 Medicines on shelves inside Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut2005 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut Meteorological Station, Cape Royds (001)2009-10 AHT's Gord Macdonald working in mobile carpentry workshop at Cape Evans2004-05 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut conservation (162)2013-14 Stove area inside Scott's 'Discovery' hut, Hut PointPart of the 2011-12 crew at Cape Evans camp (001)2013-14 Hägglunds parked at Scott Base2006 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut exterior, Cape Evans (001)Inspiring Explorers alumni Jaylee Savage (007)2010-11 Jamie Clarke and Jaime Ward at the entrance to an ice cave2020-21 'Terra Nova' Hut, hut exterior (28)Rehousing artefacts (003)2005 Hägglunds travelling with Mount Erebus in the background2019-20 Baseline image - Wormald fire extinguisher, Mess room (Room 5), Hillary's TAE/IGY Hut2020-21 'Terra Nova' hut Inspection, Interior (007)Arm rest for Owain 2018-19 South wall window of Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans2019-20 Scott's 'Discovery' hut inspection, interior (020)Inspiring Explorer Bridget Kruger pulling sled during the crossing2007 View through the window, Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, interior artefacts (366)Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut at Cape Evans (018)2015-16 Helicopters picking up people and gear2013-14 Magnetic instruments inside Hillary's TAE/IGY hut, Pram Point2004-05 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, work task, inspection (92)2006 Snow ingress in the Annexe of Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans2013-14 Types of Antarctic footwear2013-14 Wall drying apparatus inside Scott's 'Discovery' hut, Hut Point (001)2009-10 AHT's Fran Clarke playing in Cape Royds landscapeCocoa and sugar in Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut (002)2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, Floor (556)2019-20 Hillary's TAE/IGY hut inspection, exterior (011)2018-19 Wardroom table inside Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans2005 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, East wall, Cape Royds2017-18 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut, exterior, South elevation2018-19 Leather boots inside Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, Cape Evans2008-09 'Terra Nova' hut, Interior (044)2010-11 Dog Skeleton in the stables at Cape EvansHeather Spencer experiencing the VR (001)Young Inspiring Explorers™ visiting RNZAF C130 Hercules (008)2006 Conservators at work, removing snow from Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut2017-18 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut, South elevation2012-13 Shackleton's 'Nimrod' hut artefact monitoring - candles (002)2004-05 Scott's 'Terra Nova' hut conservation (257)Southwest corner, Scott's 'Terra Nova' hutLyle's Golden Syrup can

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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