Ancient Egyptian Adventure

people dressed as explorers in Egypt

Teachers can use the downloadable resources on this page to create an Ancient Egyptian Adventure inspired by World Museum's Ancient Egypt collections.

Our Ancient Egyptian Adventure resources were developed in partnership with Hope Street Theatre and Matthew Arnold Primary School as part of the previous government's 2008-2010 pilot project, Find Your Talent. The original production involved a dramatic performance in schools..

While the loan boxes and performance elements are no longer available, teachers may find that the podcast (audio narration of the story) and lesson plans still provide some excellent ideas and resources for exploring the topic of Ancient Egypt. Perhaps you could create your own replica 'Shabtis' to use in the classroom.

You may also be interested in visiting World Museum's Ancient Egypt gallery which has over 1300 objects on display and exciting audio-visual features and interactives. We also run a number of free museum-led sessions for schools on the Ancient Egyptian theme.

Lesson plans

(Please note these objects are no longer available to loan).

Produced by Ali Harwood, Matthew Arnold Primary School.

Lesson powerpoints


The show features original music created by Patrick Dineen. Listen to three of the tracks using the players below. To listen you need Flash Player.

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3


Watch the adventure in action and see what children thought of it.