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Lieko Shiga, ‘Portrait of Cultivation’ from Spiral Shore, 2008-2012. © Lieko Shiga, 2023

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory is an academic and artistic partnership exploring the communities ravaged by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. It provides a striking photographic portrait of communities living with radiation and trauma in Fukushima and neighbouring prefectures, more than a decade later.

child and adult looking at sensory lights

Polar Museum Disability Friendly opening

Mon 13 February

The Polar Museum

We look forward to welcoming you to the Polar Museum for a relaxed morning aimed at children with special educational needs and disabilities, who usually find visiting museums overwhelming due to conditions that affect their sensory processing and/or have a developmental disability, and their families, siblings and carers.
During this time, the museum will be open exclusively for families with children with sensory sensitivities, so we can ensure a quieter environment.
We will be opening the Museum for you to explore. Come & discover stories and objects about Polar adventure and exploration.
There are very limited spaces to keep the museums from feeling too overwhelming. We will turn off any sounds & will control the lighting as best we can.
We provide a chill out space, a sensory den, sensory stories, a craft table and a safe, friendly museum to explore!
The events are free to attend but booking is required. Please book places for any family members that will be attending too. Prior to the event you’ll be sent out a visual story. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Rosie Amos Website


In person

All times

Mon 13 February 10:00AM - 12:00PM


Address: The Polar Museum
Scott Polar Research Institute
Lensfield Road
Email: museum@spri.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 336540
Fax: +44 (0)1223 336540