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Time Travel Club: Excavating the Egyptians family day

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The National Archives

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An exciting day of family activities to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt in 1922!

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100 years on from the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, join the Time Travel Club as we take a look at everything ancient Egypt!

Throughout the day there will be exciting sessions looking at original documents for 8-11s exploring why the tomb was such an important discovery and sensory and imaginative storytelling for 5-7s taking you on an adventure into the tomb itself.

There will be wide range of drop-in craft activities; you can make your own amulet from clay, decorate a miniature sarcophagus and a Pharaoh’s headdress. Experts from the Griffith Institute will be on hand to help you learn how to write in hieroglyphics and show you facsimile documents from Howard Carter’s archive.

Families will be able to learn, play and craft together whilst exploring Tutankhamun and Egypt, based upon documents in the collection and experts from The National Archives and the Griffith Institute.

There will be special children’s lunchbox meals as well as delicious snacks and treats available from Maids of Honour, a Kew favourite! Adults will be able to enjoy discounted hot drinks all day.

The day will run from 10:30am – 3pm. You can book tickets for the 8-11s and 5-7s sessions in advance, and the rest of the craft activities are free to drop-in to through the day. If you book a ticket for the sessions then you do not need to book a free ticket to the craft activities.

For bookable sessions adults go free. Only book tickets for the children attending.

A full programme for the day will be available nearer the time. Please email timetravelclub@nationalarchives.gov.uk should you have any questions about the event. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the day and should not be left unattended during any of the activities.

The Griffith Institute was established in 1939 as a ‘permanent home for the study of ancient languages and antiquities of the Near East’. Today, it is the centre of learning about Egypt at the University of Oxford.

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