The shipwreck of Franklin's 'Erebus' discovered in the icy waters of northern Canada is a major news story around the world.
Take a look at some of the fantastic ship plans, oil paintings, models, maps and artefacts we have in the collection relating to the ship and its voyage.
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Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game
An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…» View this object
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Death in the Archives: Taxidermy in The Queen’s House - 27 Oct 2014
Did you know that Taxidermy has links to The Queen’s House and the fine art collection on display within? It will also be a major part of our upcoming Death in the Archives event this Halloween. The Queen’s House has many myths and legends that surround it, all who visit...
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Archives – ‘War and Memory’ - 27 Oct 2014
The Museum has had an exhibition called `War and Memory’ by the artist Rozanne Hawksley in the Queens House for some time now – it ends on 14th November. Her work is both fascinating and thought provoking and is partly inspired by the work her grandmother did sewing sailor’s collars...
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- Franklin's ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror'
- Captain Cook's First Voyage
- Death of Captain Cook
- Captain Cook's Second Voyage
- Captain Cook's Third Voyage
- Cute animals
- The Bombardment of Algiers, 1816
- Britain and the Sea
- Longitude punk'd
- The Board of Longitude
- Map of the Moon by Hugh Percy Wilkins
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