The Powerhouse Museum is home to many wonderful curiosities, but currently home to 6 mummies in the exhibition Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives. Come face-to-face with the ancient Egyptian mummies and use the latest technology to go beyond the wrappings and discover what lies beneath.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. The mummies selected are from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago, and will be on display alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations that provide a unique insight into the everyday lives of ancient Egyptians.

Durning the Summer school holidays, let your young one unlock their inner archeologist, and explore the giant dig pit. Don a hat, take a bucket and brush and let them search for items on their treasure map. Find scarab beetles, papyrus drawings, clay tablets and sand snakes! While they search, sit and relax in the comfy beanbags alongside the mirror pool. If the dig pit doesn’t appeal to your little one, let them enjoy building a large block pyramid or play with the pulley systems.

Please note that the exhibition runs until the 25th of April, but that the play area is only accessible until the 30th of January.

Bumped By : Renata Brak

Renata is a mother of one active toddler and soon to be mum of another baby boy. She grew up in Hobart, before spending a few years abroad in Canada before settling in Sydney over 6 years ago. With a Masters degree in Art Curatorship, Renata loves the arts, and sharing interesting exhibition experiences with her family.

Phone: 02 9217 0222

Opening Hours:

Address: 500 Harris Street, 2007, Ultimo , NSW
Events: Start Saturday 10 December 2016 End: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Location : CBD.
Age : All ages. But please note that the exhibit has real life human remains on display.
Cost : Adult: $27 Concession: $25 Child (4–16): $16 Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): $65.
Prebook : Pre-booking recommended.
Changing facilities : Yes.
Pram Accessibility : Lifts, ramps and escalators operate on each level.
Breastfeeding Area : Breastfeeding friendly.
Refreshments : Cafe outside the museum, offering hot and cold food and beverages for sale.
In/Outdoor : In
Parking : Street parking.
Free Trial : Virgin Australia offer package deals with flights, accommodation and exhibition entry.

Egyptian Mummies at the Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris Street, 2007, Ultimo , NSW
500 Harris Street, 2007, Ultimo , NSW

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