The BP exhibition

Sunken cities
Egypt’s lost
worlds

 

19 May – 27 November 2016

Supported by BP BP logo

Organised with the Hilti Foundation and
the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine

The BP exhibition

Sunken cities
Egypt’s lost worlds

19 May – 27 November 2016

Supported by BP BP logo

Organised with the Hilti Foundation and
the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine

Suggested itinerary

Morning

Spend the morning exploring the exhibition. See spectacular underwater discoveries, preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years, shown alongside fascinating objects from major Egyptian museums for the first time in the UK.

These stunning objects, ranging from magnificent colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery, are transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.

Photo: Christoph Gerigk. © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation


Lunch

Enjoy a special exhibition-themed set menu at the Great Court Restaurant, featuring delicious speciality dishes.

Reservations:

BMrestaurant@benugo.com
020 7323 8990


Afternoon

Spend the afternoon browsing the Museum’s galleries dedicated to ancient Egypt and Greece.

View the galleries on Google Street View to help plan your visit.

Full screen view 

Friday evening

Enjoy a special exhibition-themed set menu at the Great Court Restaurant, featuring delicious speciality dishes.

Reservations:
BMrestaurant@benugo.com
020 7323 8990

Galleries dedicated to ancient Egypt and Greece:

Ground floor

View map 

Room 4
Egyptian sculpture

Room 6
Early Greece

Room 11
Greece: Cycladic Islands

Room 12
Greece: Minoans and Mycenaeans

Room 13
Greece 1050–520 BC

Room 14
Greek vases

Room 15
Athens and Lycia

Room 16
Greece: Bassai sculptures

 

 

Room 17
Nereid Monument

Room 18
Greece: Parthenon

Room 19
Greece: Athens

Room 20
Greeks and Lycians 400–325 BC

Room 20a
Greek vases

Room 21
Mausoleum of Halikarnassos

Room 22
The world of Alexander

Room 23
Greek and Roman sculpture

Upper floor

View map 

Room 61
Egyptian life and death

Room 62–63
Egyptian death and afterlife: mummies

Room 64
Early Egypt

Room 65
Sudan, Egypt and Nubia

Room 66
Ethiopia and Coptic Egypt

Room 69
Greek and Roman life

Room 70
Roman Empire


Friday lates and events

If you’re visiting on a Friday, don’t forget that both the exhibition and permanent galleries are open until 20.30.

You can also enjoy a Friday evening event, including Franck Goddio on his remarkable underwater discoveries, the life and controversial death of Cleopatra, the myth and legend of Osiris, and early encounters between Egypt and Greece.

See all related events 

Stela from Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt, 380 BC. Photo: Christoph Gerigk. © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation.


From the shop

To remember your visit, there are plenty of Greek and Egyptian souvenirs and books in the Museum shops or online.

Shop online 


Membership

See the exhibition free as a Member

Tickets

Adults £16.50, under 16s free