Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story of Franklin’s Final Expedition at the National Maritime Museum

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Sir John Franklin's men dying by their boat during the North-West Passage expedition © National Maritime Museum.
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Explore the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew through objects from recently found shipwrecks and Inuit culture. Read More

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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.

Prices

Adult Ticket: £9.60 to £12.00 (€10.47 - €13.08) per ticket
Child Ticket (5 to 15 years old): £4.80 to £7.00 (€5.23 - €7.63) per ticket
Child Ticket (under 5 years old): Free
Concession Ticket: £8.80 to £11.00 (€9.59 - €11.99) per ticket

Book online in advance for discounted tickets.

Venue Details & Map

National Maritime Museum Greenwich

Address
Romney Road
Greenwich
London
SE10 9NF
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
Public transport:
Rail – Greenwich (zone 2) DLR – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich By boat – from most central London piers

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