The UK’s newest polar research ship is coming to Greenwich

Visit Greenwich for a fantastic free festival of polar science and exploration, and see Britain’s newest polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough up close

The RRS Sir David Attenborough is making a special visit to London this October, as part of a fantastic festival of polar science and exploration hosted by Royal Museums Greenwich and British Antarctic Survey.

The free three-day(28-30 October 2021) Ice Worlds festival will reveal what it’s really like to live and work in the Arctic and Antarctic today. 

Featuring a dazzling showcase of environmental science, engineering and technology, Ice Worlds will enthral families and aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, technicians, engineers and citizens.

Meet real polar scientists and explorers, and discover how robots can help unravel the mysteries of the ocean – including the famous Boaty McBoatface submersible.

Also on display will be the treasures of the National Maritime Museum’s polar collection, including relics from HMS Erebus and Terror and items belonging to Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton.

At the heart of the festival is the RRS Sir David Attenborough itself, sailing into Greenwich ahead of the vitally important UN Climate Change Conference COP26.

Operated by British Antarctic Survey, the polar vessel will enable world-leading research in Antarctica and the Arctic.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the ship up close before it begins its first mission to the Antarctic.

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Find out more about BETA member Royal Museums Greenwich here