Franklin: Death in the ice exhibition

Ahoy closure

Bringing the kids? As we build our exciting new Exploration Wing, the Ahoy! children’s gallery may close at short notice. The Great Map remains open and there is lots for kids to see and do at Cutty Sark.

Opening 14 July 2017, the exhibition explores the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition – a mystery that still remains unsolved today.

Save 20% on entrance price when you book your tickets online. 

 

Uncover the mystery of Franklin's lost crew - was it scurvy, starvation or even cannibalism?

Uncover the mystery of Franklin's lost crew - was it scurvy, starvation or even cannibalism?

See items found in the wreck of HMS Erebus on display for the first time since their recovery

See items found in the wreck of HMS Erebus on display for the first time since their recovery

Can forensic science provide answers about what happened to Franklin's men?

Can forensic science provide answers about what happened to Franklin's men?

What do you think happened to Franklin and his crew? Tweet with #DeathInTheIce

What do you think happened to Franklin and his crew? Tweet with #DeathInTheIce

Essential information

Event Type: 
Opening times: 
14 July 2017–7 Jan 2018 | 10am–5pm daily
Location: 
National Maritime Museum
Price: 
Online from £9.60 | Walk-up from £12.00 | Members go free
Death in the ice events

Don't miss our films, courses and talks all about Franklin

Member events
Be among the first to visit our brand-new exhibition at this exclusive Members-only private view and explore the unsolved mystery of Sir...
Times:
Wednesday 12 July | 6.30-8.30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Talks & Courses
Use the lost expedition of John Franklin as inspiration for creating alternate history fiction.
Times:
Saturday 15 July | 10.30am - 3.30pm
Location:
Seminar Room
Leonardo Di Caprio fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team, in this Oscar...
Times:
Tuesday 19 September 2017 | 6pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Talks & Courses
Times:
Saturday 7 October
Location:
Seminar Room
Evenings & Lates
Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the...
Times:
Tuesday 17 October | 7.30pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Talks & Courses
Explore how the heroic exploration of the Franklin expeditions launched a new era of Arctic development.
Times:
21 October 2017 | 11am-4pm
Location:
Seminar Room
Join us on Hallowe'en for this 1973 retelling of Mary Shelley's classic story. Stars James Mason. 
Times:
Tuesday 31 October 2017 | 7.30pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
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