The Tutankhamun Exhibition
High West Street
Dorset DT1 1UW
Most people have never had the chance to visit the Valley of the Kings in Egypt to see the actual tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun but a visit to Dorset’s Dorchester Tutankhamun Exhibition is just as good.
The Tutankhamun Exhibition is the successor to the famous 1972 London exhibition at the British Museum. However, because the Exhibition uses unique, accurate and perfect facsimiles of the king’s treasures, it has been possible to recreate the ante-chamber and sarcophagus chamber of the tomb exactly as it was when Howard Carter discovered it in 1922.
The Exhibition is said to be so factually correct that it has been extensively used for national and international television programmes including a five part documentary on Tutankhamun by the BBC called The Face of Tutankhamun. Other programmes featuring the Tutankhamun Exhibition have included Discovering Tutankhamun, Tutankhamun's Legacy and Dan Cruickshank's Egypt.
The Exhibition has a wealth of information, both on Tutankhamun and ancient Egypt. Its layout particularly appeals to children. Across the street is the Mummies Exhibition where unwrapped mummies and mummified sacred animals are on display.
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Opening Dates & Times
Open 7 days a week
April - September: 10:00 - 17:00
October - March: 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 13th - 26th December
Go to the Exhibition website Web: Tutankhamun Exhibition/ Admission Charges
Temporary ramps are placed over the two access steps for mobility impaired visitors. Everything is clearly labeled for hearing impaired visitors. Some difficulty may be experienced by the partially sighted due to dim lighting but is generally overcome by audio presentations. The 'Admission Prices' link above has further details
No refreshments or toilets available.
Exhibition Gift Shop
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1305 269 571
The Tutankhamun Exhibition is in the centre of Dorchester. It is signposted from major car parks. Close by is the Terracotta Warriors Museum.
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