In May 1845 HMS Erebus and HMS Terror set sail from England to find the fabled North-West Passage under the command of Captain Sir John Franklin. Last seen on 26 July 1845, in Lancaster Sound, the expedition was never heard from again… The mystery became a defining Victorian obsession, and is a story of racist jingoism, lonely death on the ice and cannibalism. If you liked the Shackleton exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum, you should enjoy the original story of polar expedition gone disastrously wrong
Presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.
Time: August 5, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Static Gallery Liverpool