Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

16 March 2018 – 26 August 2018

Q: When will the exhibition be on?
A: 16 March 2018 to 26 August 2018.

Q: What is the exhibition about?
A: The exhibition represents six people who lived and died in Egypt between 3000 and 1800 years ago. Without the need to unwrap their mummified remains, new findings have enabled the creation of a personal profile of each individual, painting a picture of who they were – their age, beliefs and the diseases they suffered from. Each mummy has a story to tell.

Q: What is the structure of the exhibition?
A: The exhibition is a timed ticketed experience and is open daily from 9.40am to 5pm. Entry times commence at 9.40am daily, then at 20 minute intervals through to the last entry at 4pm.

Q:Why is entry timed?
ATimed ticketing helps us make your visit more enjoyable. It gives you the time to view this stunning exhibition at your leisure and once inside, you’re welcome to stay as long as you like.
Please note there are no pass outs.

We recommend arriving 10 minutes before your entry and allowing plenty of time to find parking or for public transport connections.

Visitor Information

  • All tickets purchased are for single entry
  • Children under 3 are free
  • Large bags, food & drink cannot be taken into the exhibition

Q: When are the Museum’s opening hours for the duration of the exhibition?
A: The Museum is open daily from 9.30am - 5pm. Excluding Good Friday.

Q: What ages is the exhibit suitable for?
A: 8 years and over.

Q: How long should I allow for my visit? 
A: 1 hour on average. Please note this is a timed entry experience.

Q: Will I be asked to leave if I stay in the exhibition for a long period? 
A: No.

Q: Can I get a pass out or use my ticket to re-enter the exhibit? 
A: There are no pass outs - exhibition tickets are single entry only.

Q: Can I take in a pram? What items are not allowed in the exhibition? 
A: There is limited room for prams so we ask them to be left outside.

  • No large bags
  • No eating and drinking

Q: Can I take photos inside the exhibition? 
A: This exhibition contains human remains. Queensland Museum is committed to providing a respectful environment when displaying human remains and ask visitors to refrain from photographing them. You can photograph other elements of the exhibition and share your visit. Please do not use flash photography.

Caring for Human Remains
Queensland Museum in the past collected remains and sacred items like those on display in this exhibition from many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Queensland Museum now cares for Ancestral Remains, Burial Goods and Secret and/or Sacred Objects and recognizes that its role as a collector has changed to that of caretaker, and undertakes this role on behalf of communities. Queensland Museum has an active and culturally appropriate repatriation program and works with and responds to the calls of communities to return Ancestral Remains and sensitive objects to Country.

Q: Do you have guides and tours within the exhibition? Do you offer audio devices to explain the exhibition?
A: No.

Q: Are there Auslan tours? Can I book an Auslan interpreter? 
A: Currently there are no scheduled tours. Please contact us about booking an Auslan interpreter.

Q: I have hearing difficulties. Can I still enjoy the film? 
A: Films are subtitled where required.

Q: I have difficulty reading the exhibition text in low light. 
A: Large print books are available for the exhibition to assist visitors who may have difficulty reading.

Q: Is the exhibit wheelchair friendly? 
A: Yes.

Q: Is there seating within the exhibition?
A: Yes, though limited.

Q: Is the exhibition available in other languages?
A: No.

Q: Is there an APP for my phone/iPad?
A: No

Q: Will there be exhibition talks and events? 
A: Yes. There will be a number of After Dark events held while the exhibition is at the Queensland Museum. Event dates to be announced soon.