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Lottery money to expand explorer collection

The Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge has been given £500,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Cambridge: Lottery money to expand explorer collection

The Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge has been given £500,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money will be used to buy exhibits for the Ernest Shackleton project which aims to collect more material about the famous British explorer.

A share of £5million has been handed out to 23 museums across the UK as part of the "Collecting Cultures" programme.

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