Scott Polar Research Institute. From the moment we walked in and the nice man gav eus a tour of the maps on the roof, we were hooked. What a great little museum. Gathering all manner of relics from Scott's expedition (mostly contributed by Frank Debenham who opened the museum, and my favourite, Cherry) as well as a collection of Arctic relics in one place.
They've got a great exhibition on for the Centenary which is fantastic. I was so excited at seeing some of Cherry's diaries and the manuscrript for The Worst Journey in the World on display sent me reeling a little bit. Not to mention the secret drawers you open to find the letters Scott wrote to the families of his comrades as he lay dying in his tent (the actual letters!) and Oates' sleeping bag! All of this together in one place was fantastic. Steph and I both shed a tear as we read Oates' last letter to his mother 'included is a list of things I'd like ready for me on my return....'
Totally worth the trip to Cambridge (I love a good train journey out of town, pheasant spotting as we go) and a lovely day out of the city to boot.
I'm rather fortunate that my best friend shares my Polar fascination, aren't I?