Death In The Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin's Final Expedition at National Maritime Museum



The National Maritime Museum hosts a major exhibition exploring the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition - a mystery that still remains unsolved today. With over 200 objects on display, alongside finds from HMS Erebus - whose resting place was only discovered in 2014 - on show for the very first time in Europe, the exhibition promises to advance our understanding of the expedition, to reveal the Victorian fascination with the Arctic, and explore the evidence and theories put forward investigating whether scurvy, starvation, madness caused by lead poisoning, or even cannibalism caused the deaths of the 129-strong crew in the Arctic all those years ago. Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story of Franklin's Final Expedition is developed by the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership with Parks Canada and with the National Maritime Museum, and in collaboration with the Government of Nunavut and the Inuit Heritage Trust.


Adult Ticket: £9.60 to £22.60 (USD12.78 - USD30.09) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

National Maritime Museum Greenwich

Romney Road
SE10 9NF
+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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