Invite your visitors to experience a once-in-a-lifetime insight into the archaeology of ancient Egypt as they step inside one of the world’s greatest historic events: the 1922 discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. For nearly 100 years now, Tutankhamun and his tomb have served as symbols of the excitement of discovery, the mystery of ancient Egypt, the power of perseverance, and the achievements of modern archaeology. The beauty of the objects discovered within the tomb—and the thrilling story of its discovery—still enthrall millions of people around the world. Now, The Discovery of King Tut presents this fascinating subject in an entirely new way. Using media and objects, the exhibition reconstructs the magnificent burial site down to the finest detail, creating an immersive experience that sets new standards in museology.
The first area of the two-part exhibition transports visitors back in time, thousands of years to the time of King Tutankhamun. Guests are presented with a wealth of information about the wider culture of ancient Egypt, and offered fascinating insights into the Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife, and their efforts to conquer death. Then, visitors follow the sensational and gripping story of Howard Carter as he worked to uncover the lost tomb of King Tutankhamun. A story of tenacity, politics, passion, and fate—visitors will experience for themselves the challenges and triumphs of one of history’s most significant archaeological discoveries.
The exhibition culminates in a thrillingly unique experience: the chance to step inside a fully three-dimensional, astonishingly accurate recreation of the excavation site, the legendary tomb, and its treasures exactly as they were at the moment of their discovery. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a historic scene only ever witnessed by Howard Carter and a handful of others.
Using painstakingly, scientifically produced replicas created by expert Egyptian craftsmen in consultation with renowned Egyptologists, The Discovery of King Tut allows the public to enjoy the magnificent splendor of these priceless Egyptian treasures without ever harming the fragile, sensitive originals – which are only exhibited separately in a carefully controlled museum setting.
With the 2022 centenary of Howard Carter’s momentous discovery fast approaching, there has never been a better time to revisit the story of Tutankhamun.
7,500–13,000 sq ft
700–1,200 sq m
Minimum Ceiling Height