Egypt Classroom Poster

Ancient Egypt

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Important information

All groups who are coming to the Museum must book their visit with the Bookings Office.

Ancient Egypt Tour

Egypt Classroom Poster

The Ancient Egyptian civilisation lasted for over 3000 years and is one of our worlds richest and intriguing cultures. The National Museum's Egyptian Collection brings together the beliefs, artistic and cultural achievements and the burial practices of Ancient Egyptains up to the Roman period, c. 395AD

On a tour you can:

  • Explore the myths surrounding their many gods and goddesses
  • Examine ancient hieroglyphs to learn more about one of the world's earliest scripts
  • Discuss the mummifcation process and sacred traditions associated with death and burial by observing both animal and human mummies


    Key Curriculum Strands
    SESE History

Section I How we find out about the past

Calcite canopic jar of General Ptahirdis
  • The work of the historian
  • Our roots in ancient civilisation

SESE Geography

  • Human environments
  • Natural enviroments


Maximum: 15 per group. Duration: 35 minutes.
Tours should be booked at least two weeks in advance, via the Bookings Office.

Want to explore on your own with your class?

To make the most of your visit, we recommend you set some tasks and plan activities for the students to complete.

Try our Ancient Egypt Activity Sheet:

Everything You Wanted to Know About Mummies Everything you never wanted to know about Mummies.pdf (0.79 MB, Adobe PDF) 

This resourse will help students observe the artefacts from Ancient Egypt in the Museum and communicate their findings through writing.

We recommend that groups who wish to explore on their own should give advance notice by contacting the Bookings Office.

In The Classroom

In the classroom, there are several follow up activities you can do with your class to continue the Ancient Egypt topic:

  • Using images and text, give an example of a primary, secondary and visual source from Ancient Egypt.
  • Compare the preservative qualities of the dry desert landscape of Ancient Egypt and the bogs and wetlands of Ireland using Egyptian human remains and Irish bog bodies as case studies.
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For tours and workshops, the maximum number of students per group is 30.

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