Egyptian gallery closing for refurbishment
(20 July 2015)
The Oriental Museum's Egyptian Art gallery features the highlights of our Ancient Egyptian collections and is a firm favourite with visitors. However, the cases housing these treasures are now outdated. From 3rd August 2015 the gallery will close for a seven-month refurbishment.
The new cases being installed in the gallery will provide greatly improved environmental conditions for fragile objects and greatly improved security for the whole collection.
Knowing how popular the this gallery is with visitors, we are not going to make many changes, but we will take the opportunity to improve some areas in response to visitor feedback. For example, the famous servant girl statuette wil get a new completely round case so you can see her from every angle.
The current gallery is now closed and the refurbished space will reopen on 26th February 2016.
In the meantime, there will still be plenty of Egyptian material on display in the museum's second Egyptian gallery. Key objects, such as the servant girl, will move into this gallery temporarily so that visitors don't miss seeing them during the redevelopment.
The Oriental Museum is undergoing a major redisplay. Regular Updates are sent to our Friends to keep them up to date on progress. You can download these here.