The British Antarctic Territory is the UK’s largest Overseas Territory. It lies in Antarctica, the world's most southerly continent.

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Gazette #55 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette has been published. This sanctions edition covers December 2020 to January 2021 and is an important record of all Orders of Council for this period. Read the latest Gazette in full


Scotia Coin – 2021

To commemorate the Centenary of William Speirs Bruce who led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902-1904), Pobjoy Mint have released a new 50p coin for 2021 depicting Bruce’s ship, Scotia. William Speirs Bruce was a British naturalist, polar scientist and oceanographer who organised and led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition to the South Orkney Islands…


HMS Terror Coin – 2021

In the year which marks the 180-year anniversary of the arrival of HMS Terror in Antarctica, Pobjoy Mint have released a new 50p coin depicting this tall ship for 2021. HMS Terror was converted into a polar exploration ship in the mid-1830s. Her solid construction made her ideally suited for use in the dangerous sea…


Climate Change Coin – 2020

Pobjoy Mint have released a new £1 coin highlighting Climate Change on our behalf. The Antarctic is a crucial part of the Earth’s climate system and a sensitive barometer of environmental change. The UK’s efforts in Antarctic science are led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and their scientific research strategy is focused on improving…



Online learning for children (KS3/4): ‘Introducing Antarctica’ 🇦🇶

Experience the sights and sounds of #Antarctica, the coldest, windiest and least populated of the world’s continents -

#DiscoveringAntarctica @FCDOGovUK @RGS_IBG @RGS_IBGschools @GovBAT

BAT are pleased to announce the launch of two new British Antarctic Territory coins by @pobjoymint:
🪙 Climate Change (2020)
🪙 HMS Terror (2021)

BAT are excited to announce the release of two new stamp issues that were cancelled at Signy yesterday 🥳 These feature some of the incredible Birds found in Antarctica and the winning designs of our 2020 Stamp Competition! 🐦📮

Find out more below 👇

📷 by Ed Luke

BAT is pleased to have been able to support the acquisition of such important pieces of British Antarctic heritage! @scottpolar @RMGreenwich

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