Animal Mummies Revealed: Talks and tours

A series of talks and tours will take place throughout the exhibition, delivered by experts in the field of Egyptology which will give visitors the chance to delve a little deeper in to this fascinating subject.

‘Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed’

Friday 16 March - 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Tour with Dr. Lidija McKnight

A guided tour of the exhibition with Dr Lidija McKnight of the Manchester Museum, whose work and has informed this intriguing exhibition.

'"While Skulls Bobbed on the Waves" Archaeological Exploration in Egypt'

Friday 23 March - 12pm and 2pm

Talk by Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum

'Those Who Left Their Mark on Egypt - Thomas Legh and James Curtin'

Friday 20 April - 12pm and 2pm

Talk by Lee Robert McStein (Monument Men)

An introduction to the fascinating subject of Travellers Graffiti in Egypt. Find out why this historic graffiti is important and what it can tell us about travellers including Thomas Legh himself and his interpreter Henry James Curtin. Visitors attending this talk will also be able to handle 3D printed examples of travellers graffiti, and the presentation will include a sneak peek of a very special 'work in progress' project coming soon to Lyme.


'Animal Mummies - the inside and outside story­'

Friday 27 April - 12pm and 2pm

Talk by Dr Lidija McKnight (Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank) and Lee Robert McStein (Monument Men)

A look inside at an exciting pilot project examining the animal mummies currently on display at Lyme, which blends CT imaging with 3D scans using photographs and 3D printing. Visitors attending this talk will also have the first public opportunity to handle a 3D print of a never seen before animal mummy!

Talks and tours take place in the house. They are free unless a price is specified, attendees will require a house ticket. NT members free. For details on ticket prices please cleack here.

No booking is required but spaces are first come, fist served. You can reserve a spot in the Ticket Office on the day of the talk when purchasing your house ticket.