Profile of mummy facing right.

International touring exhibition

Egyptian mummies: exploring ancient lives

19 September 2020 – 9 June 2024

Tour schedule

La Caixa Forum Madrid, Spain
14 July – 26 October 2022

La Caixa Forum Barcelona, Spain
30 November 2022 – 26 March 2023

La Caixa Forum Sevilla, Spain
2 May – 3 September 2023

La Caixa Forum Valencia, Spain
4 October 2023 – 28 January 2024

La Caixa Forum Zaragoza, Spain
27 February – 9 June 2024

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Contact us

Email: international@britishmuseum.org

Ancient Egypt holds an enduring fascination for audiences around the world.

This exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to join the British Museum research team on their journey of discovery and introduces six mummies who lived and died in Egypt between 3,000 and 1,800 years ago.

New generations of CT scanners provide sophisticated images of the human remains and objects contained beneath mummy wrappings and determine more accurately key pieces of information such as an individual's sex, age and health at the time of death.

The extraordinary funerary tradition of preparing the body for the afterlife provides us with a unique insight into what life would have been like along the River Nile several thousand years ago.

Full tour schedule

Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan
14 October 2021 – 12 January 2022

Kobe City Museum, Japan
5 February – 8 May 2022                        

La Caixa Forum Madrid, Spain
14 July – 26 October 2022

La Caixa Forum Barcelona, Spain
30 November 2022 – 26 March 2023

La Caixa Forum Sevilla, Spain
2 May – 3 September 2023

La Caixa Forum Valencia, Spain
4 October 2023 – 28 January 2024

La Caixa Forum Zaragoza, Spain
21 February – 9 June 2024