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Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story of Franklin's Final Expedition

Enjoy a night at the museum, with this exclusive after hours private tour and talk at the National Maritime Museum, plus drinks and canap├ęs in this historic setting.

For one night only, the National Maritime Museum have organised an exclusive talk and tour of the Death in the Ice exhibition. Learn the shocking story of Sir John Franklin's final expedition. Enjoy drinks and canapés as you experience a poignant exhibition experience in a beautiful historic building.

Death in the Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin’s Final Expedition explores the mysterious fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition - a mystery that remains unsolved today. The exhibit includes personal items and archaeological finds, many of which are on display for the first time, with interesting commentary by the museum curator.

We’re giving 14 Possibilities members the chance to win a pair of tickets to experience this exclusive after hours event at the National Maritime Museum in London.

 

The unsolved mystery

In 1845, Captain Sir John Franklin and his two ships sailed from England with hopes of uncovering the final stretch of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. Few could have predicted that the voyage would see both his crews - 129 men - perish in some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth after a bitter fight for survival. Despite numerous search expeditions and the promise of a substantial reward for anyone who recovered the crews, the reason for the catastrophe has remained a mystery for 170 years, with stories surfacing of the men having endured lead poisoning, starvation, madness and even cannibalism.

After the discovery of Franklin’s ships HMS Erebus and Terror in 2014 and 2016, Royal Museums Greenwich are able to present a world-first exhibition that offers insight into how the tragedy unfolded. Divers are still undertaking extensive searches on the wrecks in order to uncover more clues, while mummified bodies of some of the crew members are undergoing DNA testing. The personal items and archaeological artefacts on display will paint a vivid picture of what humans are capable of when pushed to extremes.

More information about the prize and venue

We have 14 pairs of tickets to this exclusive members-only evening to give away to Possibilities members. The event will take place after the museum has closed to the public and will include a private tour and talk with drinks and canapés.

Venue details

National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF.

Tickets

Once the ballot has closed and the winners have been drawn, they will be notified by email to confirm they can attend. Winners will be given all the necessary information about how they will receive their tickets. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable, and cannot be transferred to someone else. Ballot prizes include tickets only, no travel or accommodation is provided unless stated.

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The National Maritime Museum

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