Ancient Egypt: Life along the River Nile

27 May 2017 – 21 April 2018

Be transported down the Nile into ancient Egypt and discover this fascinating world through centuries-old exhibits from the land of the pharaohs. Preserved and buried for thousands of years, the stunning objects in this exhibition range from a wonderful set of canopic jars to small pieces of intricate jewellery.

Featuring objects from Rochdale’s own Egyptian collection, this exhibition spans over 4,000 years of history. Vessels and pots, amulets, mirrors, tools and animal mummies tell the story of the everyday life of its people and their beliefs. Discover what beauty meant to the ancient Egyptians through the personal belongings that accompanied them into the afterlife. Take a glimpse at a civilisation whose focus on appearance is not dissimilar to our own.

Visitors of all ages can journey through the centuries to write their name in hieroglyphics, learn to prepare and wrap a mummy and take a ride in an ancient Egyptian river boat.


Further information:
  • Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Bank Holiday Fridays 12noon-4.30pm
  • Location:  Rochdale Art Gallery, Touchstones
  • This is a free exhibition
  • The gallery is close to the town centre pay and display car parks (nearest: Rochdale Town Hall). It is approximately 2 minutes from Rochdale Bus Station served by all local bus routes and 10 minutes from Rochdale railway station
  • Contact 01706 924492