Queensland Museum - Discovering Ancient Egypt

Discovering Ancient Egypt

Coming soon – opens 25 October 2024

Level 3 Touring Exhibition Gallery


Recommended for all ages

Queensland Museum Kurilpa, Entry via level 2


Ticket prices will vary. Information coming soon.


Journey back through time to explore the mysteries, artistry and rituals from one of the world's most captivating civilizations in Discovering Ancient Egypt, coming soon to Queensland Museum Kurilpa.

This remarkable exhibition from the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) offers a rare glimpse into the culture, daily life and beliefs practiced in ancient Egypt. 

Explore stunning 3D light projections of the Temple of Taffeh, ornate sculptures and design, excerpts from sacred ceremonies including rare Book of the Dead scrolls, precious jewellery and collections of artefacts and artwork that transcend time and exemplify the Egyptian’s famed craftsmanship.

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About RMO

The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) brings archaeology and the ancient world to life with one of the world’s top ten Egyptian collections. Their collections are defined by the age-old civilisations of Egypt, the Classical World, the ancient Near East, and the Netherlands in prehistoric, Roman, and medieval times.


The Australian tour of the Discovering Ancient Egypt exhibition is a partnership between the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Queensland Museum, the National Museum of Australia and the Western Australian Museum.

The exhibition is supported by the Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance (AGIEI) Program. The program provides funding for the purchase of insurance for significant cultural exhibitions. Without AGIEI, the high cost of insuring significant cultural items would prohibit this major exhibition from touring to Australia.

Presenting partners

  • Logo Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Logo National Museum Australia
  • Logo West Australia Museum

Major partner

  • Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance Program Logo

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