Museums from the United Kingdom and around the world that have collections of artefacts from Ancient Egypt.
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Museums from the United Kingdom and around the world that have collections of artefacts from Ancient Egypt. This list includes the some of the most well known museums as well as those with minor and small collections.

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Ancient Egypt: The Bolton Collection
Ancient Egypt: The Bolton Collection

Bolton’s connection with Egypt dates back to the 19th century and Annie Elizabeth Finney Barlow's (1863-1941) (Local Honorary Secretary of the Egypt Exploration Fund and Society for the Bolton area) interest in Egypt.

The museum houses a collection of 10,000 objects, of which 1,000 are on display, the material represents objects from all periods of Ancient Egyptian history from 68 sites in Egypt, Nubia and the Sudan. The rest of the collection is available to researchers and visitors by appointment.

The most important of the museum's collection is the alabaster statue of an Amarna Princess (c 1350-1334BC) who is believed to one of the daughters of the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his chief queen, Nefertiti. The 3,300 year old statue was owned by a private collector in Bolton, and was purchased with the aid of the National Arts Collection Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of Bolton Museum and Art Gallery and The Bradshaw Glass Trust.

(Please note the Armana Princess may no longer be displayed having been found to be a fake.)

Bolton Museum

The Museum, Art Gallery & Aquarium are situated behind the Town Hall from Victoria Square on Le Mans Crescent to the Left.

Opening Hours
Monday ~ Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Contacts
Customer Service Team: 01204 332211
Keeper of Egyptology: Angela Thomas 01204 332212

Added: 12/06/2009 19:38:35

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Has a small Egyptology collection, which includes a mummy with its original encaustic portrait. The mummy is of a woman and was donated to the museum by Jesse Howarth in 1888, from an excavation of a cemetery in Hawara by Flinders Petrie.

The mummy is that of a woman from the Late Period dating from the 1st Century AD. The picture painted in wax, shows a woman in Roman style, with ringlets of hair, there is also a highly decorative footcase depicting, on the bottom, two enemies of Egypt.

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Opened in 1872 originally as both a museum and a library, the museum is located on Museum Street.

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
Museum Street
Blackburn BB1 7AJ

Opening Times:
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.45pm

Website: Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Added: 12/06/2009 19:36:28

Cairo Museum
Cairo Museum

Probably on the top of most peoples list of places to visit in Cairo after the Pyramids at Giza; it houses some 100,000 items, though often these are poorly labelled or not at all. It can be very busy, even early in the mornings, with many groups and guides jostling for position. These groups usually only take in the highlights of the museum, leaving many parts of the museum strangely quiet.

The present museum was built in 1900, in the neo-classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. This museum exhibits over 120000 objects, some of the important groups of these objects are : Artifacts from the tombs of kings and members of the royal families of the Middle Kingdom found at Dahshur in 1894. The contents of the royal tombs of Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III and Horemheb and the tomb of Yuya and Thuya.

The museums biggest attraction are the treasures of Tutankhamun and you will find that this is one of the busiest places in the museum. However there are so many other objects to see that you need a good full day to see them all. Each room is themed to a particular dynasty, with the Amarna period being another place that is very busy.

Cameras are allowed inside the museum but flash photography isn’t. Be prepared to go through 3 lots of security checks at the museum. There is a gift shop in the grounds and a cafeteria that sells reasonably priced food.

Cairo Museum

The museum is on Midan at-Tahir and it takes a great deal of nerve to cross the roads around this area. Best advice is to follow the natives, who show a complete lack of concern for oncoming traffic, and cross when they cross.

Opening Hours

Open: 9am to 18:45pm
Admission: 20 LE (Egyptian pounds) *

* There is an extra charge of 40 LE (Egyptian Pounds) to see the Mummy Collection

Website: Cairo Museum

Added: 12/06/2009 19:33:44

Manchester Museum
Manchester Museum

The nucleus of the collection is a series of outstanding objects of everyday use from the town-sites of Kahun and Gurob which were presented to the Museum in 1890 by Jesse Haworth, a Manchester textile merchant, and Martyn Kennard.

Haworth had been persuaded to provide substantial finance for these excavations by Miss Amelia B. Edwards, a founder of the Egypt Exploration Fund. He continued to fund these and other excavations carried out by the famous Egyptologist, William Flinders Petrie, for many years.

In 1912, an extension to the Museum was built, primarily to house and display the rapidly expanding Egyptian material and Jesse Haworth made a substantial contribution to this building fund.

Manchester Museum

The museum is located on Oxford Road, Manchester, next to the University of Manchester. Admission to all of the Museum is free.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am – 4pm

Website: Manchester Museum

Added: 12/06/2009 19:32:00

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum San Jose
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum San Jose

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including objects from pre dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era.

There are more than 4,000 authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts in the museum's collection. Four mummies are on display. Mummies of animals are also on display. Other objects include a head of Akhenaten, miniature figurines depicting work on farms, feasting, brewing beer or sailing boats. The life-size tomb replica of the museum has been a major attraction ever since its creation in 1935.

Website: Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum San Jose

Added: 12/06/2009 19:26:41

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