Length of visit: 30 minutes in exhibition, plus 45 minutes handling box OR 30 minutes in exhibition, plus 75 minutes workshop
Dates available: 31 March-3 Sept 2017
Visit our Ancient Egypt exhibition and use our handling box to discover more about mummification. Please book well in advance. Only pre-booked school groups can gain access to the exhibition. This is due to the huge demand for this popular topic.
The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
The tomb was constructed in the great city of Thebes shortly after the reign of Tutankhamun for the Chief of Police and his wife. It was looted and reused several times, leaving behind a collection of beautiful objects from various eras. These will be displayed alongside objects found in nearby tombs, giving a sense of how burial in ancient Egypt changed over time.
The tomb’s final use occurred shortly after the Roman conquest of Egypt, when it was sealed intact with the remarkable burials of an entire family.
Pupils will be able to follow the character of Osiris through the Tomb to find out more about burial in ancient Egypt!
Classes have two options for visiting:
Due to the popularity of this exhibition, and the different timeslots of each session, classes can only book one of the options above in one day.