Gallery talks & tours

Out-of-hours tour: an introduction to ancient Egypt

Gallery talks & tours / 23 Jan 2020 - 29 Mar 2020

Event information

23 Jan 2020 - 29 Mar 2020

Room 4

British Museum, Great Russell Street,

London, WC1B 3DG

Price

  • £30

All ages

Enjoy exploring one of the most iconic spaces in the Museum and discover the fascinating history of ancient Egypt in this special guided tour, before the galleries open to the public.

In the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4) you will see impressive statues of kings and gods, monumental tomb architecture and ancient tomb reliefs spanning 3,000 years.

These include the imposing colossal bust of Ramesses II, the Gayer-Anderson Cat and the world-famous Rosetta Stone – key to deciphering hieroglyphs. You will learn the importance of large-scale sculpture in ancient Egyptian temples and tombs, and get the perfect introduction to this unmissable collection.

Enjoy exploring one of the most iconic spaces in the Museum and discover the fascinating history of ancient Egypt in this out-of-hours guided tour, before the galleries open to the public.

In the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4) you will see impressive statues of kings and gods, monumental tomb architecture and ancient tomb reliefs spanning 3,000 years.

These include the imposing colossal bust of Ramesses II, the Gayer-Anderson Cat and the world-famous Rosetta Stone – key to deciphering hieroglyphs.

You will learn the importance of large-scale sculpture in ancient Egyptian temples and tombs, and get the perfect introduction to this unmissable collection.