MYSTIC — The Mystic Seaport Museum has expanded its hours for the public to view the traveling exhibition “Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition,” now open in the museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building until April 28.

The exhibit is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is a flat rate of $10 per person Monday through Wednesday.

Admission rates Thursday-Sunday through Feb. 15 are: Adults and seniors $19, and youth (ages 3-14) $12. Children (2 and younger) are admitted free.

The exhibition explores the fate of the Franklin Expedition, which set sail from London in 1845 in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage across the Arctic to Asia. Sir John Franklin and his 128-man crew, aboard the ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, all perished. The exact nature of their fate is one of the most enduring mysteries of maritime history.

The Museum’s Village and Shipyard will be closed to the public until February 16.

Catherine Hewitt

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