Places of Antarctic Interest Outside of the Polar Regions

This is a list of museums, sights, memorials, and other places that have connections to the Antarctic.


  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery A great collection of Antarctic material which is presently displayed in the exhibition Islands to Ice: The Great Southern Ocean & Antarctica. Located at 40 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Subantarctic Plant House at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Hobart, Tasmania.

New Zealand

  • The Canterbury Museum This is one of the worlds great collections of Antarctic historical material. Located at Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
  • International Antarctic Centre A visitors center focused on the modern scientific related activities in Antarctica. Located near the Christchurch Airport.
  • Lyttelton Museum A small but very interesting collection of material related to Antarctica and Lyttelton's connection to the historic voyages which left from there. Located at Gladstone Quay, Lyttelton.
  • Robert Falcon Scott Statue A large marble statue of the famour explorer by his widow Kathleen Scott. Located by the Avon river near the Worcester Street bridge.


  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Contains a number of aircraft with connections to Antarctica including Stars and Stripes a Fairchild FC-2W2 used by Byrd in Antarctica, Polar Star a Northrop Gamma used by Lincoln Ellsworth in Antarctica, and a Martin PBM-5A Mariner also used by Byrd in Antarctica. Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


  • The Fram Museum A museum dedicated to the history of polar exploration. The museum's main attraction being the famous polar ship, the Fram. Located in Oslo.


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