Ancient Egypt gallery

Work in progress on the new mummy room in the Ancient Egypt gallery

This gallery is currently closed for redevelopment

New Ancient Egypt gallery coming Spring 2017

Our incredible Ancient Egypt gallery is set to re-open following a major redevelopment, expanding the display of its world-class collection across nearly 1,000 square metres of gallery space. 

Displaying a number of objects that have never been publicly shown before – the new galleries will tell the fascinating story of how Liverpool acquired its renowned collection and share research and insights into one of the most fascinating ancient civilisations in history. 

A ‘mummy room’, displaying 9 mummies, will feature alongside some of the 16,000 artefacts from Ancient Egypt and Nubia. World Museum has one of the most important Ancient Egypt collections in the UK and this will be largest gallery to ever be showcased outside of the British Museum in London.

What you can expect from the new Egypt gallery:

  • a new ‘Mummy Room’ displaying 9 mummies. The room will be housed in a restored gallery space that closed to visitors 35 years ago.
  • star objects highlighted
  • visually stunning displays showcasing the diversity, size and significance of our collection.
  • the re-displaying of our incredible objects, some of which have never been on public display before.

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.

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From the blog


Meet the Egyptians: Horwennefer’s coffin

27 October

Building works have now begun on an exciting new project to develop our ancient Egypt gallery, enabling us to tell the fascinating story of how Liverpool acquired its world-renowned ancient Egyptian collection. Read more about Meet the Egyptians: Horwennefer’s coffin

Image of a mummy from World Museum's collection

Exciting plans for World Museum’s Ancient Egypt galleries

27 February

Fantastic news! World Museum has received a grant of £300,000 towards the expansion and improvement of our much-loved Ancient Egypt galleries. Read more about Exciting plans for World Museum’s Ancient Egypt galleries


 View our Ancient World collections online

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