Christmas opening times

Over the Christmas period the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Queen's House will be open as usual. We are closed to the public from 24-26 December. Plan your next visit

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Thursday 5 October 2017 | 11am-12.30pm
Adult £8.00
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre
Talks & courses

Unearth the shocking story of Franklin's final expedition through the Death in the Ice Maritime Lecture Series. 

Author and polar guide Kari Herbert draws on her own experience of a polar-exploring family to tell the dramatic 'behind the scenes' stories of the heroic age of exploration.

Herbert's vivid storytelling brings to life three remarkable women: sculptor Kathleen Scott; Jo Peary - the first white woman to travel in the high Arctic, and the indomitable Jane Franklin, and shows how these women played a crucial role in supporting their husbands’ expeditions.

Herbert began her own travelling at the age of ten months when she went to live on a remote island in the High Arctic with her mother and father, pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert. Her memoir, The Explorer’s Daughter, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and her other books, including Explorers' Sketchbooks, Heart of the Hero and In Search of the South Pole have been translated into multiple languages.


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