Retrace the final journey of the largest British expedition ever sent to the Arctic with Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story of Franklin’s Final Expedition at the National Maritime Museum.
In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his 128-man crew set out to the North-West Passage aboard the HMS Erebus and Terror, but were never seen again. This exhibition explores the tales of cannibalism, madness and starvation that followed.
Long-lost HMS Erebus was only found in 2014 and HMS Terror soon after in 2016. Browse objects from the ships, some of which are on show for the very first time, including personal items and clothing. Learn about the Victorian obsession with the Arctic and discover the important role Inuit oral histories and artefacts played in understanding what became of the expedition.