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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Mystery object found in Greenwich Park baffles experts - 1 Apr 2015
1 April 2015 – A local dog-walker last night found a strange object in Greenwich park which is currently baffling scientists. “I was taking my dog Horatio for an evening walk round a patch of trees in the park,” explains Greenwich resident Alf Poroli, “when he started barking wildly and...
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April’s Item of the Month- Postcard from Gallipoli 1915 - 1 Apr 2015
April's Item of the Month- Postcard from Gallipoli
User collectionsOur favourites
- Re·Think: Environment
- Christmas collections
- maxinthebox maritime
- 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
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