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?

Ancient Egypt gallery improvements

Major improvements are now underway at World Museum’s popular Ancient Egypt gallery. The Ancient World gallery on Floor 3 is now closed until February 2017. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. 

Once the work is complete we will be able to offer an Ancient Egyptian gallery which will be bigger, more exciting and more interactive. It will include more collections, especially mummies, and use cutting-edge technology to reveal the latest discoveries.

The following displays are not currently available, during the refurbishment:

  • Ancient Egyptian
  • Ancient Greek
  • Anglo-Saxon
  • Roman

School workshops (and family activities) linked to these themes will remain available in the Weston Discovery Centre and the Clore Natural History Centre.

A new temporary exhibition all about animal mummies, 'Gifts for the Gods', will be open for groups to visit from 14 October 2016.

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.