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New Ancient Egyptians Gallery


New Ancient Egyptians Gallery

Join in on the special launch day activities to celebrate the opening of the new Ancient Egyptian Gallery!

The family friendly launch day will have Ancient Egyptian inspired activities and the first chance to see the new gallery space, re-located to the first floor of the museum.

The museum hosts the most significant collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts in the East Midlands. The collection includes finds from archaeological excavations carried out in the very early 20th century, as well as mummies sent to Leicester from Egypt by John Mason Cook – the son of the travel pioneer Thomas Cook.

Thanks to the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, over 400 objects from this collection will be redisplayed over two galleries on the first floor of the museum.

These new galleries, entitled Life and Death in Ancient Egypt, will allow the museum to display nearly three times more Egyptian artefacts than are currently on display. The new galleries will showcase objects that illuminate all aspects of the fascinating lives and deaths of the ancient Egyptians and for visitors to not only learn about the tombs and mummies of ancient Egypt, but also about the vibrant lives that these ancient peoples led.

The Ancient Egyptian Gallery will be supported by new school visit sessions, family friendly activities and a series of events beginning with a special launch day on Saturday 20 October.

Look out on the Leicester Museums facebook page for the latest news on the new gallery and events programme.

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Visitor Details

Key Information

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0) 1162254900

Opening Times

Gallery Opening Day: (20 Oct 2018)
Saturday11:00 - 17:00



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