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Where to see egyptian mummies etc. in musems?

(11 Posts)
karise Wed 24-Jun-09 20:10:20

Does anybody know anywhere in Eastern or Central England that has Egyptian historical stuff for school project without having to go into London?

VoodoNotdoit Wed 24-Jun-09 20:11:34

Cirencester I am sure.........

EccentricaGallumbits Wed 24-Jun-09 20:11:34

ah. was going to say briish useum but no. um. will think.

british museum has really good bits on it'swebsite for childrens project stuff.

EccentricaGallumbits Wed 24-Jun-09 20:12:41

Dorchester has an egyptian exhibit thing i think. butthat's soth, not central.
cirencester is romans.

VoodoNotdoit Wed 24-Jun-09 20:12:42

dont know why I remember or indeed if said museum is still there..
It was in about 1987 I went but there were mummies.

nb this could all have been a dream so check it out first grin

VoodoNotdoit Wed 24-Jun-09 20:16:27

seems to be one in Leics

PortBlacksandResident Wed 24-Jun-09 20:20:17

When i did my work experience about 1 million years ago at Jewry Wall, Leicester they had amazing Egyptian stuff both on display and in the basement (nothing quite so creepy as bumping into a sarcophagus in the dark).

They had totally 'exquisite beuchapties' wink.

You may have to call them to see how much is still on display or if you can have a look in the basement <shudder>.

Rachmumoftwo Wed 24-Jun-09 20:34:07

Bristol has a good exhibit but not exactly Eastern or Central England.

Curiousmama Wed 24-Jun-09 20:38:24

Durham have one in oriental museum. But probably too north?

Woooozle100 Wed 24-Jun-09 20:44:36

what about sheffield? Didn't they have some mummies there and they x rayed / mri scanned them? This was a while ago (last century recall from me student days)

It was near the university...

PerfectPrefect Wed 24-Jun-09 20:48:07

The one in Leicester new Walk museum is pretty good. And they have lots of other interesting stuff (they do school trips there to supplement the Eygptian project) their too.

It is free to get in too - so you ave nothing to lose!

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