- What's on guide
- Gallery listing
- Nelson, Navy, Nation
- The Great Map
- Contemporary Arts at Royal Museums Greenwich
- Nelson's Ship in a Bottle
- Traders: the East India Company & Asia
- Voyagers: Britons and the sea
- Arctic Convoys
- Compass Lounge
- Astronomy Photographer of the Year
- The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire
- Future exhibitions
- Past exhibitions
- Planetarium shows
High Arctic is an immersive, interactive environment which uses sculptural forms, poetry, an evocative soundtrack and cutting-edge technology to create a unique installation unlike anything you've experienced before.
As you explore the environment built from over 3000 columns, you'll discover five interactive light pools, each with a different theme. Uncover the secrets and soak up the extraordinary atmosphere, listening to the voices and ghosts of the Arctic – past, present and future.
The High Arctic expedition
High Arctic was conceived as a response to Matt Clark of United Visual Artists' 2010 expedition to the Svalbard archipelago with Cape Farewell. Matt’s trip brought him into contact with scientists, poets, musicians and polar bears. He saw vast tundra, monochromatic rainbows and huge chunks of ice falling from calving glaciers.
Please note: this exhibition has now closed
Exhibition dates: Until 8 January 2012
Visitor enquiries: 020 8312 6565
High Arctic competition – Winners
Thank you to everyone who entered our High Arctic competition. We shortlisted six groups to attend our prize day on 9 January. From these entries, our judges chose a winning group from each age category. See the finalists and the winning entries