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“Visitors will encounter a beguiling mystery”: The best science exhibitions this month

One new exhibition sheds light on the fate that befell John Franklin after he vanished without trace, along with his crew and two ships in 1845. Elsewhere, you can meet the UK scientists poised to change the world

By Anjana Ahuja   July 2017

Photo: National Maritime Museum, London

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

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 14th July to 7th Jan 2018

In 1845, John Franklin set sail from England to map the Northwest passage in the Canadian Arctic. He, his crew and his two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, vanished without trace. Frantic expeditions to find them proved fruitless. Then, in a sensational discovery, Erebus was located off the Canadian coast in 2014. Terror was found two years later. Many believe that the ships…

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