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
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 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
Students experience ancient Egypt through sight, sound, smell and touch.
KS2 & 3
An introduction to Egypt through multi-sensory activities and digital technologies.
Thursday 13 March
Friday 28 March
Thursday 3 April
Thursday 24 April
Thursday 1 May
Friday 2 May
Thursday 8 May
Thursday 15 May
Monday 19 May
Thursday 22 May
Monday 2 June
Thursday 5 June
Monday 9 June
Monday 16 June
Thursday 19 June
Friday 20 June
Monday 23 June
Friday 27 June
Monday 30 June
Friday 4 July
Monday 7 July
Thursday 10 July
Thursday 17 July
Friday 18 July
Saturday 6 December
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.