Audio-described tour: Death in the Ice

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8 September | 2–3.30pm
£11 Concessions
National Maritime Museum
Franklin: Death in the Ice

Explore the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition in this audio described tour for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome: do let us know when booking onto a tour if you will be bringing one of these.

Tour begins at 14:00. Please feel free to join us for lunch from 1pm. Members get 10% discount at our cafes.

Death in the Ice

Sir John Franklin and his crew were last seen by Europeans in 1845 as they sailed off in ships HMS Erebus and Terror, to find and map the North-West Passage.

Nothing more was heard from the men and despite a series of expeditions to find them, their disappearance has remained a mystery. Until now.

In 2014, the wreck of HMS Erebus was discovered off the coast of Canada, followed by the discovery of HMS Terror in 2016. These are two of the most important archaeological finds in recent history.