Ancient Egypt at Central Library


Manchester Museum’s latest installation at Manchester’s Central Library – Young, Rich & Famous – challenges us to think of how we will be remembered after death and what we will leave behind.

If you’re missing our Ancient Worlds galleries, but you’re taking a class into central Manchester this school year, this could be a great way to enrich your history topic in 2020 – with zero entry fee.

What might my class do there?

We’ve put together notes, activity sheets and resources for key stages 2 and 3 to help you get the most out of your class’s visit. Your pupils might:

  • Help Princess Isis to entertain the gods
  • Sketch and annotate an artefact like an archaeologist
  • Compare ancient Egyptian tombs to modern social media
  • Debate whether these artefacts should be in Manchester
  • and more!

The display can comfortably fit around 15 children at once. Later in 2020, we expect to offer a combined visit to Central Library using our amazing Inflatable Museum at a discounted rate. Contact Jenny to express your interest.

How do I book?

To book your visit to Central Library, please contact Angela Rawcliffe.

Can I make a day of it?

In the same building, why not ask Central Library if they can provide a workshop on books about ancient Egypt, or visit Archives Plus to get stuck into some local history?

You might also combine your library visit with a trip to the nearby historic John Rylands Library on Deansgate (perhaps for their popular Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs workshop), or to Manchester Art Gallery, just across the road.

Central Library is right next to the Metrolink St Peter’s Square stop.

Let us know how you get on!

Download: Activity sheets and teacher notes

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