Shrewsbury Museum

Visited 20th March 2015

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is located in The Music Hall which is situated in The Square, Shrewsbury.

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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery was founded in 1835 as the Museum of the Shropshire and North Wales Natural History. In 1853 the collections were moved to Vaughan’s Mansion on College Hill, which became known as the Shropshire and North Wales Museum. After 160 years and two subsequent homes the museum returned to Vaughan’s Mansion and the Music Hall Complex after a major redevelopment of the site.

Address:

Market Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  SY1 1LG

Telephone: 01743 258885

Opening Times: Mon-Sun  10am to 4.30pm.

Admission Prices

£4.00 per adult. £3.50 per senior citizen. NUS card Holders £3.60

£2.00 per child (age 5-17) (Entry is free for children aged 0 to 4.)

Season tickets, group rates and combined tickets available.

The Prehistory & Roman Gallery is free of charge to enter.

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Access and Amenities

Cafe and Toilets

Please be aware: No parking on-site but there is plenty of charged public parking available nearby but it can be difficult to park nearby!

Photography (without flash or tripod) is permitted in our galleries for your personal use.

Website: http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/

The Egyptian Exhibition : Unravelling Truth from Myth ran from the 24th of January until the 26th of March 2015.

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Visitors get to re-examine their perceptions of ancient Egypt and challenge some of the enduring myths that surround this fascinating and mysterious civilisation.

A collection of thought-provoking archeological evidence will be on display, as well as highlights including artistic interpretations of the famous pharaohs and a simulation of a tomb chapel and burial chamber.

Among the 150 objects in the exhibition are ceramics, jewellery, statues, coffins and animal and human mummies. These have been curated to address popular modern misconceptions, examining the science behind the mummification process and evidence of curses in ancient Egyptian society.

The Mummy of a 40 year old male called Namen Khetamun (CA600BC)

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Mummy Amulets:

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Model of Abu Simbel: This model was made for the 1960 film ‘Khartoum’ featuring Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier.

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Other Artifacts at the Exhibition:

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