The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust is a charity, registered in 1993. It was inspired by a keen awareness, not only of the relevance of Antarctica to issues of global importance, but also the need to recognise Britain’s long and distinguished part in Antarctic exploration and scientific research.

Port Lockroy station. Copyright: Dr Mike Pienkowski

Port Lockroy station, now managed as a museum, shop and post office (open in the summer season) by UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. Copyright: Dr Mike Pienkowski 

The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust exists to preserve Antarctica’s historic past now and in the future. The Trust needs help to:

  • conserve selected buildings on and around the Antarctic continent for the education and enjoyment of visitors.
  • help with the acquisition and preservation of Antarctic historical artefacts.
  • promote educational initiatives, stimulate interest in the scientific and human history of Antarctica and their relevance to the modern world.
  • run a Friends of Antarctica membership organisation and maintain good liaison with kindred organisations.