Group outing: Ancient Lives at the British Museum

When: Saturday 28th February 2015, meeting at 11am
Where: British Museum

Ancient lives new discoveries exhibition at the British Museum

From the moment they were discovered, mummies have captured our imagination. Now watch their mysteries unravel and see them as never before.

Eight mummies, eight lives, eight stories.

Think you know mummies? Think again…

This fascinating exhibition tells the stories of eight Egyptian mummies through pictures and videos. The press of a button allows you to ask a range of questions from “What did she look like?” or “What is his name?” through to “How was he embalmed” and “What do we know about her life?” They come from all walks of life and their painted faces are surprisingly diverse. Find out more here

Booking your ticket
Tickets are £10 for waged adults. SELHuG is offering the special rate of £5 to OAP and unwaged members.
We will pre-book tickets for the group so please let Hester know by Friday 13 February if you would like her to book you a place. (You can just come along on the day but there is a small risk that you won’t be able to come in at the same time.)
Email: or phone/text Hester on 07791 460552

Picnic lunch
We will meet at one of the benches in the Great Court (at the main downstairs café) after the exhibition – from 12.30 onwards – and we can either bring our own lunches or buy refreshments there, as we did at our last museum outing.

Meeting up on the day
Time:  11am in order to enter the exhibition at 11.20am.
Place:  By the information desk as you enter the Great Court, ie the big open area after the main entrance and initial vestibules. There are benches nearby. The exhibition is in Room 5 near the entrance.

Getting to the museum
The address is: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
For all the information about public transport and disabled parking go here
Some of us will be taking the train and then tube starting from stations like Lewisham and can meet up – we will liaise nearer the time.