Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth From Myth

Drawing on more than 150 archaeological objects, the exhibition addresses popular misconceptions about ancient Egyptian society.

The display delves into the science behind the mummification process, the existence of Egyptian curses and conspiracies that link the building of the pyramids to extraterrestrial life. Examples of ceramics, jewellery, statues, coffins and animal and human mummies are used to separate fact from fiction. 

Among the highlights are artistic interpretations of famous Pharaohs and a recreation of a tomb chapel and burial chamber. 

Venue details

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery The Square, Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1 1HL 01743 258885

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

Daily, 10am - 5pm (closed Mon Oct-Easter)