Egypt Centre


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Swansea University Singleton Park
Swansea
Swansea
SA2 8PP
Wales

The Egypt Centre houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in Wales. The museum officially opened in September 1998, and has over 5000 items in the collection. Most of the artefacts were collected by the pharmacist Sir Henry Wellcome(1853-1936). Others came to us from: the British Museum; the Royal Edinburgh Museum; National Museums and Galleries of Wales Cardiff; the Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery, Woking College and also private donors. The museum comprises of two galleries, The House of Life upstairs which tells the story of the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians, and The House of Death downstairs which as well as a gift shop. Sir Henry Wellcome collected items from excavations. Included in the Egypt Centre collection are items from Armant, Amarna, Deir el-Medina, Esna, Mostagedda, Qau, etc. Additionally he collected items from individuals. These included Robert de Rustafjaell, Gayner-Anderson, Berens, Cesnola, Rev. William Frankland Hood and the Rev. William MacGregor. There is a cafe/coffee shop adjacent to the museum.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm (extended summer hours: August 10:00am to 5:00pm) Not open Sundays, Mondays or Bank Holidays.

Charges:

Free £2 a head for school party and group organised hands-on activities (£2.50 on Saturday) £1 a head specially organised open hours guided tours £2 a head evening guided tours Conference rates and corporate booking rates available on request Events costs vary, please see Whats On - www.egypt.swansea.ac.uk

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Services:

  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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