This gallery is part of the Great North Museum: Hancock.
Ancient Egyptians gallery
An exciting exploration of life and death in Ancient Egypt, this exhibition combines the Museum's own Ancient Egyptian collections with a number of spectacular objects on loan from the British Museum. The exhibition takes visitors through a fascinating journey which explores how the Ancient Egyptians were shaped by the Nile and how they lived their everyday lives as well as their mystical religious beliefs. Visitors will be able to take a dramatic journey through the transition from Life to Death by passing though a tunnel which spans a virtual River Nile. Star objects include two mummies, one unwrapped (Irt Irw) and one wrapped (Bakt hor Nekht) still inside her beautifully painted coffin.