Antarctic Heritage Trust

Antarctic Heritage Trust

New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust partnered with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to create a ground-breaking virtual reality experience of Sir Edmund Hillarys Antarctic hut. A fully immersive experience, which includes a guided tour through the hut, it celebrates what Hillarys 23-man team achieved in their mission to further science and exploration in the worlds most extreme environment. The Trust recently finished conservation work on the building and is pleased to be able to share this iconic part of Antarctic history and important cultural heritage site with people around the world. This virtual reality experience celebrates New Zealands first presence in Antarctica as part of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition and International Geophysical Year and shares what life was like on the ice. Explore the Antarctic Heritage Trust website (nzaht.org) for more information about Sir Ed and his teams expeditions in Antarctica. Learn more about the pioneering science, Sir Eds expedition to the South Pole, Antarctic wildlife, dogs on the ice and Antarctic Heritage Trusts work conserving this iconic piece of New Zealand history. The Trust gratefully acknowledges principal sponsor Ryman Healthcare, as well as Antarctica New Zealand (logistics partner) and Staples VR (developer).

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The Cybrarium will open at 2:00 PM on May 17. Due to ongoing maintenance, Children's Collection materials will need to be requested at a service desk.
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