The Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester, Dorset
Dorchester’s Tutankhamun Exhibition has featured countless times on TV and in books and is an amazing reconstruction of Tutankhamun’s tomb and treasures exactly as it was when it was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. You can see the ante chamber and the burial chamber, with the latter depicting the very moment that the coffins were raised from the sarcophagus. The famous treasures include The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun, The Golden Throne of Tutankhamun and Tutankhamun’s mummy. It really is fascinating and it’s easy to see why this small exhibition, which followed the famous 1972 one at the British Museum in London, has received worldwide acclaim and attracts visitors from all over the globe. Significantly, this was the first exhibition outside of Egypt to feature an exact recreation of Tutankhamun’s mummy, based on X-rays and measurements.
You can also learn about various aspects of Egypt whilst you’re here, such as the Rosetta Stone and Mummification, and of course you can buy lasting souvenirs of your visit in the shop.
Open 7 days a week Apr-Sept 10.00am-5.00pm Oct-Mar 10.00am-4.00pm Closed 13th – 26th December
T: 01305 269571 All information correct at the time of writing