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Ancient Egyptian treasures back on display

(1 March 2016)

On Friday 26th February the Oriental Museum is reopening the gallery which houses the highlights of its world famous Ancient Egyptian collection. 

The gallery has been completely refurbished, creating more room for large groups and featuring new state of the art display cases which will allow visitors to see previously hidden treasures. Objects on display range from a large section of carved stone from an Ancient Egyptian royal temple, to delicate gold jewellery. The oldest pieces on display date back to earlier than 4000 BC. 

Museum curator, Rachel Barclay said, ‘The Oriental Museum is home to the largest and most important collection of Ancient Egyptian material in the North East of England. The aim of this project has been to showcase the very best objects in this wonderful collection as well as we can. We hope that visitors will enjoy the results.’

You can find out more about our galleries in our What's On section.