Franklin Expedition exhibit

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On the Franklin Expedition in 1845, searching for the Northwest Passage, the ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror entered Canadian waters and were never heard from again. Though camps and graves were found by rescue parties, the ships remained lost for over 150 years. Erebus was discovered in 2014 in shallow water near King William Island in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. Two years later, Terror was discovered nearby. 

Until Jan. 7, 2018, artifacts recovered from the ships will be on display at England’s National Maritime Museum (Romney Road, Greenwich; phone +44 20 8858 4422, www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum). The “Death in the Ice” exhibit presents both nautical and personal items of the crew, forensic research results and Inuit accounts surrounding the mystery of the expedition’s fate.

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. £9.60 (near $12.50) online in advance or £12 at the door.

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On the Franklin Expedition in 1845, searching for the Northwest Passage, the ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror entered Canadian waters and were never heard from again. Though camps and graves were found by rescue parties, the ships remained lost for over 150 years. Erebus was discovered in 2014 in shallow water near King William Island in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. Two years later, Terror was discovered nearby. 

Until Jan. 7, 2018, artifacts recovered from the ships will be on display at England’s National Maritime Museum (Romney Road, Greenwich; phone +44 20 8858 4422, www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum). The “Death in the Ice” exhibit presents both nautical and personal items of the crew, forensic research results and Inuit accounts surrounding the mystery of the expedition’s fate.

Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. £9.60 (near $12.50) online in advance or £12 at the door.