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Ancient World gallery

Egyptian coffin

In our Ancient world gallery you will find objects from Imperial Rome including sculptures of gods, emperors and noble people. You can also see painted Greek pottery and fantastic finds from the graves of Anglo-Saxon communities living in south east England.

The Ancient Egypt gallery has over 1300 objects on display and exciting audio-visual features and interactives. Some of the objects in the gallery have not been on show for over 60 years.

Ancient Egypt gallery improvements

World Museum has received a generous grant of £300,000 from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Wolfson Foundation towards the expansion and improvement of its Ancient Egypt galleries.

These developments include plans to build a new ‘Mummy Room’ and to redisplay 4,000 incredible objects, some of which have never-before been publically shown.

The Ancient World gallery, which includes the ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Anglo-Saxon and Roman displays are now closed until autumn 2016.


Play online: Escape from the mummy's tomb!

Escape from the mummy's tomb!

Play our exciting online game and see if you are an expert explorer. But watch out, there's a mummy on the loose!