Ancient Egypt gallery
This gallery is currently closed for redevelopment
New Ancient Egypt gallery opening April 28 2017
Our new Ancient Egypt gallery is currently undergoing development and will be to open to the public on April 28, revealing one of the UK’s most significant collections of Ancient Egyptian and Nubian antiquities.
The museum will expand into gallery space unused for 35 years, to create the largest ever display area for our Ancient Egypt collection. At 1,000 square metres, it will be the UK’s largest Ancient Egypt gallery outside of the British Museum.
What you can expect from the new Ancient Egypt gallery
- The gallery will take visitors on a journey spanning 5,000 years of history from the time of the first settlers in the Nile Valley through to the impact of the Roman Empire.
- The extended gallery will see the reopening of a Mummy Room for the first time in 150 years. With a total of 10 mummies on display, this will be the UK’s largest display of mummies outside of London.
- Visitors will find out about Liverpool’s long connection to excavations in Egypt and Sudan, and how thousands of artefacts made their way into the Museum.
- The new, enhanced gallery will see around 1,000 key objects displayed including many items that have never been on public display before
Our Egyptian collection is one of the largest in the UK, so there will be no better place for visitors to learn about ancient Egypt.
View some of our mummies in conservation below.
A small temporary display of objects
There are ancient Egyptian, Greek and Anglo-Saxon objects on display in the Weston Discovery Centre on the 3rd floor of the museum, while the Ancient world gallery is closed. Please note that the centre is only open Saturdays and Sundays during term time. It is open Monday-Sunday during school holidays.
You can also view our Ancient Egypt collection online.
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