Journey through the afterlife:

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead at the British Museum

Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG

4 November 2010 - 6 March 2011

Supported by BP

Our fantastic new Book of the Dead hotel package!

The Book of the Dead was a collection of spells designed to guide the dead person through the dangers of the underworld and ensure everlasting life. Now you and your family can follow the ancient Egyptians' journey from death to the afterlife in this once in a lifetime exhibition at the British Museum.

Explore beautifully illustrated spells on papyrus and linen alongside other objects including amulets, jewellery, statutes, coffins and mummies; some of these are more than 3500 years old!

Book of the Dead

Your own journey during this fantastic exhibition will take you from burying a mummy in the tomb all the way through to the scene of judgement and hopefully beyond. The Book of the Dead will help you to be in command of your special powers so you can avoid disaster along the way.

Enjoy a special introductory film made exclusively for young visitors and take you can take part in an interactive trail through the trials of the underworld.

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Package details

Holiday Inn has teamed up with the British Museum to offer Green Room users a fantastic hotel package deal. Select your preferred weekend dates by using the booking tool on the right. The exhibition runs from 4th November to 6th March but Holiday Inn has access to exclusive exhibition times in the weekend.

Your package will include your hotel room and your choice of exhibition time on either the Saturday or Sunday (see times for each day below).

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Admission times

Exhibition runs from the 4th November 2010 to the 6th March 2011, the session times available for this package are:

Saturday 12.00 and 3.00pm
Sunday 11.00 and 1.40pm

*Children under 16 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Maximum of 6 children per paying adult.

Dates that the exhibition is not open:
22 December 2010, 24-26 December 2010,
1 January 2011, & 19 February 2011.

British Museum
Great Russell Street

Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 8181

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