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 golden age of piracy – The Pirate Image - 25 Feb 2015
My last post explored why people chose to become pirates. This week I’ll be looking at the pirate image – both real and imagined. The lower classes of the 1680s to 1730s had a sneaking admiration for pirates. They became popular heroes. Much of this was down to the pirate image,...
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March’s Item of the Month: An account of the Revd John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer-Royal, compiled from his own manuscripts, and other authentic documents, never before published. - 3 Mar 2015
March’s Item of the month has just been posted. Gareth take s a look at An account of the Revd John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer-Royal, compiled from his own manuscripts, and other authentic documents, never before published. Flamstead was Astronomer Royal from 1675-1719 (nearly 45 years!). The account was written...
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- Re·Think: Environment
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- Franklin's ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror'
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- Death of Captain Cook
- Captain Cook's Second Voyage
- Captain Cook's Third Voyage
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- The Bombardment of Algiers, 1816
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