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.