22 February 2013 11:00am - 3:00pm
Discover Ancient Egypt in a day at the museum.
Travel back in time to discover the wonders of ancient Egypt during February half term!
Leeds City Museum and The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) are teaming up again for ‘We Love Ancient Egypt’. This free family event follows October’s successful joint venture ‘We Love Animals’ which brought 2,000 visitors and some real live creatures into the museum.
Vsit the museum on Friday 22 February to celebrate all things ancient Egyptian, with crafts, spooky tours, quizzes, object handling and face painting. Discover the secrets of this historic civilisation, including how to make a mummy!
Make sure you visit the Ancient Worlds Gallery on the third floor where you can see some amazing treasures from ancient Egypt and take part in a special trail to win a brilliant prize. Meet 3,000 year old mummy Nesyamun, who was a priest at the temple of Karnak in Thebes during the reign of Rameses XI circa 1100BC.
Sarah Barton, the museum’s Learning and Access Officer, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working in partnership with GSAL again. ‘We Love Animals Day’ was such a success and would not have been possible without the school’s kind sponsorship and support. We’re looking forward to working together on ‘We Love Ancient Egypt’ and hope all our visitors will enjoy another amazing day.”
‘We Love Ancient Egypt’ is sponsored by GSAL and takes place at the museum on Friday 22 February from 11.00am to 3.00pm, with activities on offer for children of all ages. Entry is free.
Please contact the museum direct if you require any further information.