The Mawson’s Huts Foundation – a not-for-profit charity established in 1996 to conserve the historic and fragile wooden huts – is seeking funds for ongoing maintenance and conservation of the buildings.
The Museum was built to raise funds for the ongoing conservation of the historic buildings at Cape Denison which were used as the main base for the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE)
Standing on the Hobart waterfront just 200 metres from where Mawson’s expedition departed from in 1911, the Replica also serves as an educational facility and promotes the legacy of the AAE.
With the Replica Museum operating for 363 days a year as one of Hobart’s major tourist attractions, volunteers with an interest in the Antarctic are always sought to help guide visitors through the museum.
The Foundation generally requires volunteers with a wide range of skills including marketing, design and research.. or simply, just a love for the Antarctic.