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Final weeks at Tutankamun

Special evening event to mark end of its Manchester run

Published on March 1st 2011.


Final weeks at Tutankamun

The sands of time are running out for Tutankhamun - His Tomb and His Treasures. The exhibition is about to enter its final four weeks at the Museum of Museum next door to the Trafford Centre.

Tutankhamun is to hold a finale event on Saturday 19 March from 5pm until midnight. Visitors can say farewell to the Pharaoh on this special evening at reduced entry prices.

The exhibition has been extended and will now end on Saturday 26 March before opening on 20 April in Brussels. During its time in Manchester so far, it has attracted over 150,000 visitors including around 30,000 school children. Around 300 guided tours with Egyptologists have taken place and an accompanying lecture programme has attracted 500 guests.

It's also raised £10,000 for the Manchester Museum – the exhibition's partner museum. The money will be spent on the museum's Ancient World Galleries.

Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures is to hold a finale event on Saturday 19 March from 5pm until midnight. Visitors can say farewell to the Pharaoh on this special evening at reduced entry prices. As well as the exhibition, the farewell event will feature family activities, entertainment, face painters, eye-opener tours and refreshments.

Throughout the final weeks, the exhibition will host a number of activities including its final public lecture presented by Professor Rosalie David of The University of Manchester, which will be held on Thursday 10 March at 7.30pm.

Professor David will talk about Manchester’s links with Ancient Egypt such as the connection between Manchester-based cotton merchant Jessie Haworth and Tutankhamun, as it was funding from Haworth that allowed Howard Carter to search for the tomb of the Boy King.

Professor Rosalie David has achieved world renown for her pioneering work in investigating mummies using non–destructive techniques and is director of the International Mummy Database. She was the first female professor in Egyptology in Britain, and the first to receive an OBE in recognition of her services in Egyptology.

The exhibition will also continue with its popular family days on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout March, offering customers 25% off entry, meaning that a family of four can visit for just £27.

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