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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Blog: Port Lockroy’s postmaster

With thanks to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust for this article Established over 75 years ago, as Britain’s first permanent base in Antarctica, Base A at Port Lockroy which stands on Goudier Island opened after Bransfield House was restored as a museum. Today it welcomes visitors to the site every summer season. Home to the…


HMS Erebus Coin – 2020

Our friends at Pobjoy Mint have released a new 50p coin, HMS Erebus. In the year which marks the 200 year anniversary since the discovery of Antarctica, the HMS Erebus coin celebrates the 220 years since the birth of Captain James Clark Ross. Captain Ross discovered the Antarctic’s largest ice shelf while commanding the ship…


Isolated Place-Names

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on remote places. In the British Antarctic Territory, those who spend time living and working here are used to being in some of the most remote places on Earth. There are a number of place-names that…


Stamp Design Competition – Closed

On 30 January, to mark 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent, we launched a postage stamp design competition for 4-17 year olds. The competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has sent us entries.  We are now working to collate all the entries and have a judging panel who will…



Happy 1st day of #PrideMonth! June was chosen for #LGBTQIA Pride Month to commemorate the #Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact #LGBTQIA people have had in the world! #PRIDE2020

Even after visiting Goudier Island and enjoying its beauty, wildlife and heritage, it can be difficult to imagine how it transitions. From snowy days with icy vistas to milder sunny skies, this timelapse from 2012 gives you a snippet of the seasonal change. #Antarctica

#ThrowbackThursday: We challenged BAS staff and collaborators to explain what they 60 seconds!

Simon Morley dedicated his 60 seconds to explaining how BAS research in Marguerite Bay, #Antarctica could affect the food we all eat.

Watch here!

Ever had a question about life onboard Protector that you've ever wanted to ask? Well now is your chance! We'll be answering your questions to the best of our ability today!

Kit Adams on his Port Lockroy experience: "Penguins rushing around, fighting for that one stone to build its nest..chicks frantically swim while avoiding ominous leopard seals lurking just off shore before nesting down beneath a perfectly clear Milky Way."

The 1991 Protocol on Environmental Protection designated #Antarctica as a natural reserve, giving comprehensive protection of the environment, its ecosystems, native mammals, birds and plants. #WorldBiodiversityDay

©️ UKAHT 📷 Kit Adams

Happy #WorldBiodiversityDay! Join us for 3 days of #GlobalBioFest! With over 50 speakers from around the world! #Biodiversity2020

Explore #biodiversity in #Antarctica with me & @BAS_News! Live on May 23rd @ 9am eastern (2pm UK time)!


We’ve launched! We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. Jump over to to learn about our organization, members & our mission to advocate & promote safe and environmentally responsible Antarctic travel #loveantarctica #weareiaato

Did you know you can take a virtual tour of Shackleton's hut at Cape Royds? 15 men overwintered there in 1908, sharing a space that was approx 10m x 5.8m.
Find fun Shackleton themed activities in our education pack

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