Ancient Egyptians at Stranraer Museum

A brilliant hands-on exhibition has arrived at Stranraer Museum.  With spectacular set pieces, great activities and fun facts it’s an exhibition for all the family.

What is it about this ancient civilisation that really captures our imagination?  They were certainly a fascinating and long-lived civilisation.  Over a period of 4000 years they developed superior technologies and skills from irrigation to mummification, they built structures and carved stone on a massive scale and developed a complex social and religions structure.  Or perhaps we just connect to the fact that they loved bling as much as we do.
With this exhibition Stranraer Museum offers a guide to the world of the Ancient Egyptians through hands-on activities and mini reconstructions.  Visitors have the chance to dress up as a Pharaoh and use the printing blocks to write their name in hieroglyphs.  Thanks to the British Museum there are also wonderful reproduction images of the unique wall paintings from the Tomb of Nebamun, originally painted around 1400-1300 BC.  But for those visitors who enjoy the more gruesome side of the Ancient Egyptian culture there are sections on mummification and the afterlife.

Open until 6 September, Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm. Free. Children’s drop-in workshops every Friday from 11th July to 15th August between 11am-3pm. Keep up with all the Egyptian goings-on by liking our Facebook page.

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