Tutankhamun Exhibition

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The world renowned Tutankhamun Exhibition is unique for its innovative approach. It features Tutankhamun's major treasures meticulously recreated, wherever possible, in their original materials, and has been extensively featured in television programmes and major documentaries on Tutankhamun throughout the world.

In addition, the ante-chamber and burial chamber Tutankhamun's tomb have been accurately recreated together with all the tomb furniture and treasures making it possible for you to experience the wonder of discovery and enter the tomb just as Howard Carter did when he discovered it in 1922.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester was the first exhibition outside Egypt to feature an exact anatomical recreation of Tutankhamun's mummy. The mummy took over two years of research and experimentation to recreate, following x-rays and measurements of Tutankhamun's mummy.

During its twenty five years the Exhibition has been seen by visitors from all over Britain and many parts of the world exceeding most attendance records.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition features amongst many wonderful treasures: The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun, The Golden Throne of Tutankhamun, Tutankhamun's mummy. The Golden figure of Tutankhamun the Harpooner. A selection of Tutankhamun's jewels is also displayed. The exhibition is a top Dorset attraction popular with families and schools.

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Opening hours

All year daily, April to September 10:00 to 17:00; October to March 10:00 to 16:00 (closed 13th to 26th December)

Admission charges

Adults £8.99; children £6.99; Family (2+2) £28.99; Children under 5 free

Collection details


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Dr Michael Ridley, director of the Tutankhamun Exhibition, in the recreated tomb of Tutankhamun for Museums at Night

Tutankhamun by Candlelight

  • 19 May 2017 7-9pm

Discover some fascinating insights into the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun and some of the secrets it has yet to yield to the world in this special evening opening for Museums at Night. See Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures magically lit by candlelight for this special evening. Experience the story of Tutankhamun's life, legacy and the yet untold story through the eyes of Dr Michael Ridley, the founding director of the Tutankhamun Exhibition. He will lead visitors through the Exhibition, the recreated tomb of Tutankhamun and into the Hall of Treasures giving fascinating insights into Tutankhamun's life, his treasures and the discovery of his tomb - the world's greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Plus what other secrets does Tutankhamun's tomb still have to reveal.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Tutankhamun Exhibition
High West Street






01305 269571


01305 268885

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