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Polar collections

British Antarctic Survey maintains collections of biological, geological and other specimens that have been sampled during field research campaigns over decades.  These resources are available to research collaborators from the UK and international scientific community.

A tractor in the snow.

Archive collections

The Archives Service holds a wide variety of historical and administrative material

A close up of a flower.


Explore the plant specimens held in the herbarium.

A woman and a man in an ice cave


Discover our amazing Image Collection