Ancient Egypt

A journey through time

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Join us on a 5,000-year journey as we uncover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. Whether it’s exploring our mummy room, hieroglyphs or reading spells from the Book of the Dead, discover what life was really like in the ancient world and learn all about the secrets to eternal life.

We house the UK’s largest Ancient Egypt gallery outside of the British Museum and our Egyptian collection of over 16,000 objects is one of the largest in the UK, so there is no better place to learn about ancient Egypt.

Find out all about Liverpool’s connection to excavations in Egypt and Sudan, and how thousands of artefacts ended up in World Museum. See objects damaged when Liverpool was bombed, now on display for the first time since the Second World War.


The museum not only has a superb variety of popular objects, such as mummies, coffins, sculpture and jewellery, but also objects of great historical importance, such as a distinctive group of papyrus from the 11th century BC that contain the only written evidence of tomb robbery in the Valley of the Kings (KV9 - the tomb of Rameses VI).


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