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Penguin Post Office

Port Lockroy
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Learned all about “Base A” at Fort Lockroy and the amazing work that went into restoring key pieces... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeanna007
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Houston, Texas
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We visited as part of an Antarctic cruise. An amazing opportunity to visit the museum and see the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
gillian m
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Learned all about “Base A” at Fort Lockroy and the amazing work that went into restoring key pieces of Antarctic history by the United Kingdom Antarctic Herotage Trust. Had to post the obligatory postcards from Antarctica here!

Thank Jeanna007
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We visited as part of an Antarctic cruise. An amazing opportunity to visit the museum and see the old equipment. Loved sending postcards home from the Antarctic. Treated myself to souvenirs which were all reasonably priced and much admiration to the volunteer staff who live...More

Thank gillian m
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is the place to send your postcards in very reasonable price.. 1 usd per postcard.. as 2017 dec. you can buy gifts there also. and after shopping there are penguins outside the house. recommend you write your cards before the post office.. save your...More

Thank lifecity
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

How fun to send your loved ones a postcard that gets stamped in Antarctica! The price of the stamp is $1-reasonable considering the logistics.

Thank Deb W
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Since one does not go on a self-drive tour of the area, visiting will depend upon the itinerary of your boat and the weather but we were fortunate to visit. Aside from being able to mail postcards there is a museum and a shop to...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

You can post mail from Antarctica here- delivery times are slow so it's more for the novelty factor and having the Antarctica stamp on the postcard!

Thank Kerryn72
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Our trip included a trip to Port Lockroy. Staff came on board prior to going on the island. 300 people fight for 4 positions to man this post office for several months each year. Its just plain nice to have a post card to actually...More

1  Thank rcaldin
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a popular tourist attraction but it is still fun. Send yourself a card or letter posted from the bottom of the world.

1  Thank pvnipper
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is the southern most post office in the world and is the only place where you can send letters or postcards with the Antarctica stamp in an environment surrounded by Penguins in a protected and pristine location.

Thank JamesKMTan
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Unfortunately the weather was too bad for our ship to stop at the base but the four employees managed to come aboard our ship to give us a presentation and the chance to buy postcards. Very interesting.

Thank pollyoppy
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craignandgwen
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Response from Tabitha G | Reviewed this property |
I was on an Oceanwide trip on board The Plancius, which I would happily recommend. If you want to do a trip to Antarctica, bear in mind that big cruise ships can't always get close because of fuel issues. Also, bigger ships... More
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