Ancient egypt museums,Anyone know of any?

_Dragon_

Active Member
Hi

Ive got some familly coming over soon,their kids are mad about Ancient egypt totally mad about Tutankhamun,So is there any good museums to go and see,Thats not farfar away from plymouth?

Ive been told about the one in bristol but ive been told its not that good for the kids
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smallclanger

Well-known Member
Don't know of anything down that way.

Highclere Castle near Newbury has an Egyptian exhibition, it's Lord Carnavons pad so contains lots of stuff Howard Carter found at King Tuts tomb.

Otherwise all I know of is the British Museum in London.
 

mjn

Distinguished Member

_Dragon_

Active Member
Don't know of anything down that way.

Highclere Castle near Newbury has an Egyptian exhibition, it's Lord Carnavons pad so contains lots of stuff Howard Carter found at King Tuts tomb.

Otherwise all I know of is the British Museum in London.

There is an extremely good one in Durham, Welcome to the Oriental Museum - Durham University, which has everything you're looking for.

Thanks both look good,But its just a bit to far im not sure if the kids would want to travel so long.

I think most places are to far away,But a big thanks:thumbsup:
 

smallclanger

Well-known Member
Well i think london could be a good day out,I think it could be a long trip for them,But ill see how they will feel about it,Nearly a 4hour drive:rolleyes:

I would love to go to Cairo:thumbsup:

Can't beat being face to face with the gold mask, and the amount of items on display from his tomb is amazing, even more so when you consider that 10,000 items were put together in the short space of time they have when a Pharaoh dies to go in his tomb.
 

Bill Hicks

Banned
Well i think london could be a good day out,I think it could be a long trip for them,But ill see how they will feel about it,Nearly a 4hour drive:rolleyes:

I would love to go to Cairo:thumbsup:

I would have got the train straight into central London, rather than drive in and have to find cheap parking!
 

markpaq

Banned
I would have got the train straight into central London, rather than drive in and have to find cheap parking!

Can those words exist in the same sentence?

;)
 

binbag

Active Member
I found the British Musuem to be very 'dry' for my kids (as opposed to the Science or Natural History ) so if they are younger than 10 you might be better off waiting.

Maidstone Museum has a mummy and small Egyptian section in a musuem that is a bit like a junior compendium of the specialist ones.
 
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Henry17

Guest
I am a fan of ancient Egypt Museums but don't know about much of them but got to know few more after reading replies to this thread.
 

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