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We love Ancient Egypt

The Grammar School at Leeds logo and Nesyamun, the Leeds Mummy.

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.

Price:   Free

Contact details:   Please contact the museum direct if you require any further information.

Additional information:  


Leeds City Museum 

Millennium Square

t.   0113 224 3732


Visit Leeds City Museum and come face-to-face with the Leeds Tiger, step into 'Ancient Worlds' and see the final resting place of the Leeds Mummy and even dig for fossils in the 'Life on Earth' gallery.


Education facilities
Play area
Baby change
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms


For information on access at this venue, please look for the link under 'related pages' or visit http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/leedscitymuseum/Access-at-Leeds-City-Museum.aspx
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Public transport  

Getting to Leeds City Museum. By bus: Leeds City Museum is a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station. By train: The Museum is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com. By car: Leeds City Museum is well serviced by all routes travelling to the city-centre. If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS2 8BH.


Metered street parking is available nearby on Rossington Street and Cookridge Street.

Secure car parking is available in Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre and Rose Bowl car parks, which are a 5 or 10 minute walk from the Gallery.

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