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Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm

In Sheffield school half-term (week commencing 25 Oct)
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Weston Park Museum
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TP

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Ancient Egypt

From pharaohs and pyramids to mummies and myths, explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt in our gallery at Weston Park Museum.

Learn all about life (and the afterlife) of one of history’s most fascinating civilisations through over 300 objects. See two ornate coffins, containing the mummies of Nesitanebetasheru and Djedma'atiuesank, a limestone ‘listening ear’, which would have been used by its owner to talk to the gods, an ornately-crafted copper and ivory dagger dating from 1950-1550 BC and a book of delicate embroidered and woven textile fragments, and more.

The displays also look at how these objects came to be in the city and the approach to collecting material from other countries and cultures at the time.

As always, there is plenty for our littlest visitors to discover, including a ‘build a pyramid’ interactive, fun dressing up, and a story corner.

The Ancient Egypt gallery has been made possible thanks to generous support from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, the Earl Fitzwilliam Trust, the Foyle Foundation, the JG Graves Charitable Trust, Charles Hayward Foundation, Sheffield Town Trust, the Museums Sheffield Friends and visitors to the museum.

 

     

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Mummy of Djedma'atiuesank inside a wooden coffin c.650 BC © Museums Sheffield 
Hollow cast bronze statue of a cat, 664-332 BC © Museums Sheffield 
Coffin foot board showing mummy being carried to the afterlife on the back of a sacred Apis bull, 664-332 BC, wood, gesso, pigment © Museums Sheffield 
Faience glazed seal in the form of a scarab beetle, 664-30 BC © Museums Sheffield