2020 is the 200th anniversary of the first recorded sighting of Antarctica. Throughout the year, the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust will be bringing the continent into the lives of millions of people in Britain through an innovative arts, education and events programme, giving everyone the chance to be inspired by the Antarctic.
A preview of selected upcoming Events and Projects
The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust is dedicated to preserving and promoting Britain’s fascinating history and legacy in Antarctica.
By exploring Antarctica’s past, and the role of humans on the continent, UKAHT will help create a future where Antarctica is at the centre of discussions about humanity’s role in preserving and safeguarding the planet.
Each year we will select new themes to represent our Antarctic heritage. Celebrating 200 years since the first sighting of Antarctica the 2020 themes are: