We have now started work on our new Ancient Worlds galleries, opening late 2012, which will replace the current Ancient Egypt and Archaeology galleries. The Daily Life section of Ancient Egypt is now closed but most of our mummies and our archaeology collection will stay on display until Feb 2012.
You’ll be able to see many of the removed objects in our temporary exhibition Unearthed: Ancient Egypt, which will run 30 Sep 2011-6 Sep 2012.
The three new Ancient Worlds galleries will be called Discovering Archaeology, The Egyptian World and Exploring Objects. Highlighting our collections from Manchester and the region, and from ancient civilizations such as Greece, Rome and Egypt, these galleries will reveal the stories behind the objects, through people who lived long ago as well as modern day archaeologists, historians and collectors.
The new Ancient Worlds galleries are supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Monument Trust, The Headley Trust, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and The Foundation for Sport and the Arts.