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.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1QH

01743 258885


Opening times

Winter opening times Tues - Sat, 10am - 4.30pm Sunday, 11am - 4pm, last admissions 3pm Closed Mondays

Summer opening times Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm, last admissions 4pm
Sunday, 11am - 4pm, last admission 3pm

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