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A British Museum Tour
Saturday March 16 to Sunday July 21, 2013
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
Weekends/Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am to 6pm
Last entry an hour before closing.
Tickets: £5 / £4 concessions / £3 children (5 to 16yrs) / Free under 5s
Family ticket £10 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children). Special discount for travelling by bus.
Free Fridays: 17 May, 21 June, 19 July.
No advance or group bookings on free days.
1 in 10 group visitors go free. Groups must book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
School bookings and Education programme
Discover what it meant to be ‘Pharaoh’s People’ by booking a combined exhibition visit and hands-on workshop. Download the school programme (pdf, 449 KB) (opens new window). For further information and to book a workshop or visit email email@example.com
Pharaoh: King of Egypt presents the splendour and power of the ancient kings and queens in this major touring exhibition from the British Museum.
Encounter life-size statues and sculptures from royal palaces, beautifully carved stone reliefs from ancient temples and intricate jewellery and papyri.
While many of the surviving objects project the image pharaoh wanted us to see, the exhibition invites you to explore the realities and challenges of ruling this dynamic and unique civilisation.
After a blockbuster tour around the UK, this is the final chance to see these amazing treasures outside of London. Don’t miss out!
With thanks to Brewin Dolphin, Exhibition Sponsor.
Pharaoh: King of Egypt is supported through the generosity of the Dorset Foundation.
The exhibition has been developed in a partnership between Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums and the British Museum.
Pharaoh collector’s card
Fill your card with hieroglyph stamps as you explore the museum, to earn a special limited edition badge. Collect three different stamps to get Pharaoh’s special royal stamp. Collect all six to receive a fantastic limited edition badge to take home. New stamps will appear each month – watch this space to find out when they are available! Find out more about the challenge. (pdf, 0.8 MB) (opens new window)
Talk to a Walking Wiki
Why not have a chat with one of our Walking wikis? Staff have been brushing up on specific areas of interest in ancient Egyptian life and culture. Topics range from art, gardening and entertainment to embalming and religion. Walking Wikis are identifiable by their special badges.
Pharaoh: King of Egypt complements the museum’s fantastic Egypt collections. Don’t forget to visit the Egypt gallery and the Assyrian reliefs on the ground floor.
The Doomed Prince
The Doomed Prince is a story from Ancient Egypt. The only known copy was written on the back of the Harris Papyrus, almost 3,500 years ago. The papyrus is damaged and the ending of the story is lost. Why not take a look at the story so far (pdf, 12.7 MB) (opens new window) and send in your own ending to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 29 September, 2013
Exhibition Gallery 2, 2nd floor. Free entry
To compliment the Pharaoh: King of Egypt exhibition, the Museum will also show paintings of the tomb of Pharaoh Sety I. When Giovanni Belzoni opened this tomb in 1818, he was astonished by the painted wall decoration. Belzoni created a blockbuster exhibition in London, using the casts and scale copies of the wall paintings. A selection of the ‘model’ paintings will show the journey of the pharaoh after death through the Underworld. See the 'Pharaoh: Reborn' exhibiton page for further details.
Free Egypt gallery talks
Bristol Museum’s Egypt collection
Saturday 25 May, 1pm
A closer look at some of the themes and objects on display in the Egypt gallery, and the ancient Egyptians who made and used them.
Egypt and art
Wednesday 12 June and Saturday 29 June, 1pm
Discover the impact ancient Egypt had on 19th century art and culture.
Egypt and science: the life of the sacred scarab
Wednesday 10 July and Saturday 20 July, 1pm
A closer look at the natural history of the scarab beetle.
No need to book. Meet at reception. Tours last approx. 30 minutes.
Free Egypt store tours
Sat 22 June at 11am, 12pm & 1pm
An opportunity to go behind the scenes and find out more on Egyptian objects with a special store tour. Book at reception on the day.
Free accessible tours
Described tour for visually impaired visitors
Wednesday 5 June, 5pm
Tours last approx 1 hour. Limited numbers, booking essential, please contact the museum information desk on 0117 922 3571.
Egypt study days
Life, death and afterlife of a pharaoh
Saturday 15 June, 11am to 4.30pm
Examine what it meant to be ‘Pharaoh’ in ancient Egypt. This day school will begin by considering the roles and responsibilities of a pharaoh in life. Watercolour paintings of the tomb of Sety I will be used to explore the complex beliefs about pharaoh’s death, burial and journey to everlasting life with the gods. The day finishes with a behind-the-scenes tour of the world cultures stores.
£25 per day. Booking essential. A limited number of places are available on these so book now to avoid disappointment! Please call Kate Iles on 0117 922 3459 or email to email@example.com check availability and secure your place before sending a booking form.
Family Discovery days
Wednesday 29 May, 11am to 3pm
Handle real Egyptian objects, find out more on a store tour and join in with Egyptian themed craft activities. Store tours are suitable for age 7 and above.
Suggested donations: £1 for craft activities, £2 for tours.
Travel by bus and get 10% off exhibition tickets
Enjoy 10% off tickets to see Pharaoh: King of Egypt on production of bus tickets valid for travel on the day of visit. Offer valid until 21 July.
In Partnership with Travel West. For details of bus operators and timetables, visit the Travel West Website.
Adult £4.50 (usual price £5)
Concs £3.50 (usual price £4)
Child (5-16 Years) £2.50 (usual price £3)
Family Ticket £9 (usual price £10)
Terms and Conditions
10% discount cannot be used with any other promotion or offer.
The 10% discount is only valid when presented with bus tickets valid for travel on the day of visit.
You will be given the option to sign up to Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives e-newsletter to be kept updated with future offers and events and exhibitions information. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Offer Valid until 21 July 2013. Not Valid on Free days. 17 May. 21 June, 19 July.
Acceptance of the discount is strictly subject to the establishment's own terms and conditions and deemed accepted on admission.
© Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum-
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Queens Road Bristol, BS8 1RL Opening Hours
- Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
- Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am to 6pm
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work: 0117 922 3571