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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The Queen’s House – A Twitter Top 10 - 20 Oct 2014
We reached over 1000 followers on the Queen’s House Twitter account @TQHGreenwich over the weekend. As a thank you to all of you who follow and interact with us, and an enticement to the next 1000 who might, our Curators of Art pre- and post-1800, Katy Barrett and Melanie Vandenbrouck have picked...
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The battle of Trafalgar: letters from the Lower Deck - 22 Oct 2014
Yesterday was Trafalgar Day, the 209th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, which took place off the south western Spanish coast. Much celebrated in British culture, depicted in film, verse, fine art and commemorated in all sorts of media, one could be forgiven for wondering what else there is to...
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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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