Explore the Arctic right here in Sheffield.
Before Weston Park closed for restoration, visitors were asked to vote for their favourite object. Snowy the polar bear won. Children from local schools helped design a special place in the new museum for Snowy. Arctic World is a result of their ideas. It answers the questions the children asked about life in the North American Arctic. Say hello to Snowy, meet the polar bear cubs, and have a go at building your own mini igloo.
Please note: Arctic world will soon be replaced with a new Ancient Egypt gallery. Arctic World has been very well-loved over the years but is now starting to look a little tired. Thanks to the DCMS grant and the support of our funders, we’re able give the space a new lease of life. But what will happen to Snowy the Polar Bear? Don’t worry – we know Snowy is close to everyone’s hearts, so she’ll be moving to a comfortable new home in the museum’s What on Earth gallery. Find out more about the changes.