World Museum reveals its Egyptian galleries reopening date
Thousand of artefacts will go back on show after £800,000 restoration
Bosses at the William Brown Street museum have revealed that the new-look Ancient Egypt: A journey through time gallery will open its doors on Friday, April 28.The work carried out over the past 18 months includes expanding in to gallery space unused for 35 years to create the biggest ever display area for the museum’s ancient Egypt collection – making it the UK’s second largest Ancient Egypt gallery after the British Museum.
The 1,000sq m space will host one of the country’s most significant collections of Ancient Egyptian and Nubian antiquities.And the April 28 date also sees the reopening of World Museum’s Mummy Room for the first time in 150 years. It features 10 mummies, again meaning Liverpool has the largest display in the country after the British Museum.
The gallery will take visitors through 5,000 years of history and the collections are presented in seven themes: 5000 Years, Collection Highlights, River Nile, People of Egypt, African Kingdoms, Afterlife, and the Mummy Room.
And visitors will also find out about Liverpool’s long connection to excavations in Egypt and Sudan.
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