Franklin: Death in the ice exhibition

Opening in 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: 
20% off online from £9.60 | Walk up from £12.00
Death in the ice events

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

Join us for a special film screening of John Walker's 2008 film, Passage.
Times:
Sunday 25 June | 3-5.30pm
Location:
Lecture Theatre
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
Talks & Courses
Times:
Saturday 7 October
Location:
Seminar Room
Evenings & Lates
Explore the Arctic-without having to leave London in our Arctic inspired film season.
Times:
Tuesday 17 October | 7.30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
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
Find your way

The National Maritime Museum is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat