Golden Mummies of Egypt

Manchester Museum, Manchester
18 February - 31 December 2023
Free to all

Uncover the ancient Egyptian fascination with the afterlife.

Over 100 objects and 8 actual mummies are on display in this exhibition, exploring how ancient Egyptian civilisations were both fascinated and obsessed by the notion of life after death. The exhibition particularly explores the Greco-Roman period, when Egypt was ruled first by a Greek royal family, followed by Cleopatra and ending with Roman emperors.

Uncover art and objects that demonstrate the elaborate preparations this ancient society made for the afterlife, underpinned by a combination of Egyptian, Greek and Roman ideas of eternity.

This is the first exhibition to take place in the museum’s brand-new Exhibition Hall following a major transformation.

Why you should go

  • Marvel at real mummies!

  • Explore unique ancient artefacts

  • See the museum's brand-new Exhibition Hall

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Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9PL
0161 275 2648

Free to all

Opening times

Weds - Sun 10am-5pm

Last entry 4:30pm

Exclusions and safety measures

The museum is now closed for redevelopment until February 2023


hello future is the £13.5 million project to transform Manchester Museum and maximise its potential to build understanding between cultures and a more sustainable world; with the vision to become the most inclusive, imaginative and caring museum you might encounter. Find out more here

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