Primary schools - Ancient Egypt

How can a visit support learning for this topic?

You can visit our highly interactive Ancient Egypt gallery, which helps pupils understand what life was like in Ancient Egypt. You can interact with real objects from Ancient Egypt and explore their world. The gallery is split into two sections: exploring Ancient Egyptian opinions of life, and the afterlife, respectively. Symbolically bridging the two sections is the Journey to the afterlife tunnel. The journey to the afterlife tunnel is a small, darkened space, with video projections and an accompanying soundtrack. It provides an immersive sensory experience, this may not suit all groups/individuals. 

Please note, there are human remains on display in this gallery. You can see our human remains policy here.

We have workshops (led by museum staff) and bookable resources (to support you during school-led time in the galleries) for this topic. We also have printable activities that you can use in school-led time.

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How much will a visit cost?

School-led visits and workshops are free. 

The only activity in the museum that incurs a cost is visiting the planetarium. A planetarium showing for up to 31 people (including supervising adults) is £75.00, with every second showing half-price.

When can we visit, and how do we make a booking enquiry?

If you would like a workshop as part of your day: Mondays and Wednesdays in term-time.

If you don’t want to book a workshop, and want to be self-led in the galleries: We can typically accommodate you on a term-time date of your choice.  Please still book with us so we can organise coat and bag storage, a lunch space, and greeting you on arrival.

To make a booking enquiry, click the link below.

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