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Ancient World gallery

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Ancient world gallery now closed

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.


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

The Ancient Egypt gallery will have over 1300 objects on display and exciting audio-visual features and interactives.

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!