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Ancient Egypt: Life along the River Nile

27 May 2017 - 12 May 2018

Saturday 27 May 2017 - Saturday 12 May 2018
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Heritage Gallery, Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
OL16 1AQ


Be transported down the Nile into ancient Egypt and discover this fascinating world through centuries-old exhibits from the land of the pharaohs. Preserved and buried for thousands of years, the stunning objects in this exhibition range from a wonderful set of canopic jars to small pieces of intricate jewellery.

Featuring objects from Rochdale’s own Egyptian collection, this exhibition spans over 4,000 years of history. Vessels and pots, amulets, mirrors, tools and animal mummies tell the story of the everyday life of its people and their beliefs. Discover what beauty meant to the ancient Egyptians through the personal belongings that accompanied them into the afterlife. Take a glimpse at a civilisation whose focus on appearance is not dissimilar to our own.

Visitors of all ages can journey through the centuries to write their name in hieroglyphics, learn to prepare and wrap a mummy and take a ride in an ancient Egyptian river boat.

Christmas hours:
Closed on: Sunday 24, Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December Sunday 31 December 2017 & Monday 1 January 2018
Open as normal on Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 December 2017 and from Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Easter hours:
Good Friday Bank Holiday 30 March 2018 12noon – 4.30pm
Saturday 31 March 2018 normal opening
Easter Sunday 1 April 2018 closed
Easter Bank Holiday Monday 2 April 2018 closed

Entry fee: Free

01706 924492

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