Ancient Egypt

See our famous mummies and Egyptian artefacts.

Limestone statue of Ramses II 19 Dynasty

Dates

Permanent

Visitor information

Opening times

Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday
10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday 20 July 2017Closed for maintenance
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 4pm
Sunday11am - 4pm

Free entry
No booking required

About

An exciting exploration of life and death in Ancient Egypt, this exhibition combines the Museum's own Ancient Egyptian collections with a number of spectacular objects on loan from the British Museum.

The exhibition takes you through a fascinating journey which explores how the Ancient Egyptians were shaped by the Nile and how they lived their everyday lives as well as their mystical religious beliefs.

Visitors can take a dramatic journey through the transition from Life to Death by passing though a tunnel which spans a virtual River Nile.