Pole of Cold Exhibition at Chatham Historic Dockyard 

Opens this weekend on Saturday 13th August and runs until Sunday 27th November. It’s family friendly.

Part of it tells the story of Sevenoaks explorer Felicity Aston who made a 36,000km journey from the UK via Scandinavia to the north east of Siberia. The collection of photos chart her journey and the people she met on the way.

Visitors can try on tradional Inuit snow goggles and design their own polar clothing.

There are also a number of prints on loan from the National Maritime Museum charting artic expeditions from the 1850’s and 1870’s including a photograph of the steam ship HMS Phoenix , the first steam paddle sloop to be built at Chatham in 1832.

Entry is free with your dockyard ticket , dockyard tickets are valid for 12 months and allow multiple visits  available here

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