Our mission: The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust works to conserve Antarctic buildings and artefacts, and to promote and encourage the public's interest in its Antarctic heritage.
In 1996 4 man team spent 2 months restoring Port Lockroy back to it's original condition. This is what the hut looked like on arrival before it was sympathetically brought back to life.
The UKAHT carries out conservation works on other Antarctic huts funded through running Port Lockroy as a visitor site. Damoy is a former support hut for an air-strip operation on the nearby glacier.
The Trust has recently carried out conservation works at Detaille Island. A former sledging base, it operated for just 3 years in the late 1950s. The hut contains many of its original contents.
The Trust employs skilled workers and carpenters with a passion for Antarctica and experience of working in the field to carry out conservation works at some of our more remote huts.
Each summer, UKAHT staff, carry out annual maintenance works at Bransfield House to ensure the historic buildings will withstand the harsh Antarctic conditions that they are exposed to each winter.
Working in Antarctica is like nowhere else on earth.
Here one of the Trust's carpenters is taking a break from inside maintenance works to appreciate the beautiful surroundings.
Freshly painted window at Port Lockroy. All part of the annual maintenance at this living museum.