The wonders of ancient Egypt are celebrated in this touring show of royal artefacts from the British Museum.

This is an unusual exhibition in that while many of the objects on display originated in the royal households of kings and queens, the predominant focus of the show is on the everyday lives of ancient Egyptians.

It reveals a society very different to the one promoted by its rulers. For all the life-size statues and exquisite jewellery designed to advertise the great wealth and might of the pharaohs on show, there is also a more intimate and domestic vision of this civilization.

From gardening to local entertainment, Egyptian life and culture is presented here to reveal a far more complex society than first imagined.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road, Bristol, Greater Bristol, BS8 1RL

0117 922 3571


Opening times

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm.

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays.

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Free to all

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