The Museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside Egypt. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, a 5,000 year old sand-dried mummy, wall paintings from Nebamun’s tomb and sculptures of Ramesses II.
A guide to the Egyptian
Age 3–6, 7–11, 12–16, 16+
Life in ancient
Mummies: how were
Painting an Egyptian
Symbols of the
KS2, 3, 4 & 6th Form
Teacher-led visits to the exhibition on a school exclusive morning.
Students find out how archaeologists work, then become archaeologists themselves.
How did the Book of the Dead help the ancient Egyptians on their journey to the afterlife?
Students find out about the mummies on display with the help of exhibition facilitators.
Students explore the famous tomb-painting of Nebamun hunting in the marshes.
Students examine ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife.
Images and video are used to help understand more about Ancient Egyptian mummies.
KS2,3 & 4
Students experience ancient Egypt through sight, sound, smell and touch.
KS2,3 & 4
An introduction to Egypt through multi-sensory activities and digital technologies.
Teachers receive a 10% discount*. Quote teacher1112 in Museum shops or at the checkout online.
- A McDonald, The Ancient Egyptians: Their Lives and Their World
- John H Taylor, Egyptian Mummies
- Richard Parkinson, Hunefer and his Book of the Dead
- Delia Pemberton, Illustrated Atlas of Ancient Egypt
- Nigel Strudwick, Pocket Dictionary of Egyptian Mummies
- Nicholas Badcott, Pocket Explorer: African Civilizations
- Joyce Filer, Pocket Explorers: Ancient Egypt and the Nile
- Helen Strudwick, Pocket Timeline of Ancient Egypt
- Richard Parkinson, Pocket Guide to Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
- Angela McDonald, The British Museum Pocket Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian animals
*Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.