The Garstang Museum of Archaeology

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School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology 14 Abercromby Square
L69 3BX

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The Garstang Museum of Archaeology, in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology is named in honour of Professor John Garstang, whose excavations in Egypt, Sudan and the Levant produced the majority of our archaeological collections. Between 1904-1914 Garstang's work at the cemetaries of Beni Hassan, Esna and Abydos in Upper Egypt produced a wealth of objects from burials of all periods of Egyptian civilisation, while his work at Nagada and Hierakonpolis, also in Upper Egypt, is critical for our understanding of the earliest phase of Egyptian history. The Garstang Museum also contains objects which came from his work outside Egypt, from Meroe in the Sudan, Jericho in the Levant, and Sakje Geuzi in Anatolia. The Museum displays some of the key objects in our collection, which also indicate the key areas of strength in teaching and research in the School - Egyptology, Classical Studies and Prehistoric and Near Eastern Archaeology.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Museum is normally open on Wednesday afternoons (2.00-5.00) in term time (October to June), and all day (9.30-4.30) on the first Friday of every month. We are very happy to open the Museum for interested visitors outside these hours. We especially welcome groups of school children or interested adults. For further details please email Dr Steven Snape, Keeper of the Garstang Museum, [email protected]



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Facilities and services


  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Study facilities


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • General guide to collections available
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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