Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

16 March 2018 – 26 August 2018

We encourage all visitors to utilise these resources to enhance their visit experience and help engage young visitors.

Meet the Mummies – read about the Mummies whose stories are explored in the exhibition.

Inside the exhibition:

  • Family Trail: 
    In this exhibition you will meet six mummies. Explore how these people lived their lives and prepared for their journey to the afterlife with the family trail. What would an ancient Egyptian need to know and do to make this journey? Find the scarab symbol, use your senses and look for the objects to discover how ancient Egyptians achieved ever-lasting life.

    Free with exhibition entry. 
    Suitable for families with children 8 – 10 years.

A selection of downloadable resources for the exhibition are available to help plan your visit:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Exhibition Floor Plan
  • Exhibition Timeline 
  • Map of Egypt
  • Australian Curriculum Links
  • Schools Trail:
    How do we know about the ancient past? What were the significant features and defining characteristics of ancient societies? Follow the schools trail and discover the answers to these questions in Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives. Explore how cutting-edge technology has revealed new information about the lives and deaths of six individuals. Closely examine objects found in graves and settlement sites. Identify how these items have deepened our understanding of ancient Egyptian culture, and the beliefs and practices of these ancient people.

    The schools trail is linked to the Australian Curriculum (Year 7 History and Senior Secondary Ancient History) and includes six activities designed to complement exhibition themes and concepts.

    Please print your own trail sheets. We encourage school groups to bring along their own clipboards to complete the school trail, and be mindful not to lean on the exhibition cases. 

For Teachers

Visit the Schools and Teachers page for information on how to book your visit.

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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 any human remains.

Caring for Human Remains
Queensland Museum in the past collected remains and sacred items from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities without permission or consent. In a new role as caretaker, Queensland Museum works with Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders to provide a culturally appropriate and proactive repatriation program to return sensitive items to Country.