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*Re-opening after Lockdown on Wednesday 19th May.
Be there at the world’s greatest discovery of ancient treasure and experience its wonder and excitement. Tutankhamun’s tomb, treasures and mummy are superbly recreated in this stunning exhibition seen by nearly two million visitors.
Visitors can experience the magnificence and mystery of the world's greatest discovery of ancient treasure at The Tutankhamun Exhibition.
Tutankhamun’s tomb, treasures and mummy have been superbly recreated. It’s like stepping back in time almost 100 years and witnessing Lord Carnarvon and Lady Evelyn as they watch Howard Carter open a hole in the sealed door at the moment of discovery.
Hear their excited words, and then move into the ante-chamber filled with its wonderful treasures just as they saw them in 1922. Smell the pleasant odours of the funerary oils and unguents.
Then enter the burial chamber and witness the raising of the golden coffins from the quartzite sarcophagus, where the royal mummy had lain for over 3000 years. The whole scene is completed by audio commentaries and superb wall paintings.
Finally, some of Tutankhamun's greatest golden treasures including the golden funerary mask and the exquisite harpooner are displayed in exact facsimile.
The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester was the first exhibition outside Egypt to feature an exact anatomical recreation of Tutankhamun's mummy. The mummy took over two years of research and experimentation to recreate, using x-rays, photographs and measurements of Tutankhamun's mummy.
Featured in many major television documentaries, The Tutankhamun Exhibition has recreated Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures, and mummified body using sight, sound and smell - spanning time itself.
Excellent exhibition. The kids really enjoyed it. You really get a feel for how it must've been to discover the riches of the tomb."
- Clark Family, Poole
Really beautiful! Loved the stories that were told and the statues. It was worth coming here."
- Robin C., Holland
We came here on holiday specifically to see this exhibition. We have not been disappointed, we will tell our friends and family so they may visit. Thank you."
- Mr & Mrs Jones from Manchester
|Open New Year|
|Summer Opening (19 May 2021 - 30 September 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
|Winter Opening (1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00*|
* Open 10am-4pm January to end March; open 10am-5pm 1st April - 30th September and 10am-4pm 1st October to 31st December. Closed 13th-26th December.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£8.99 per ticket|
|Child||£6.99 per ticket|
Under 5's Free
Nearest major road is A35. Drive into centre of Dorchester; use one of the town centre car parks; exhibition is pedestrian signposted from most of these.
Nearest station is Dorchester South and West stations. Walk into town centre following pedestrian signs for Exhibition. Only 15 minutes from either station.
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