The Museum Studies students had great fun at Night at the Museums last Saturday, channelling their inner Ancient Egyptians. As part of their course the class helped to prepare and co-ordinate some of the activities that were on offer and they have had a fantastic time!
For the past few weeks, the tomb team have been working hard to transform 90 High Street into King Tut’s tomb filled with treasures and artefacts that would help the Ancient Egyptians in the afterlife.
It wasn’t easy but the tomb team did an amazing job at transforming the space. The tomb invited visitors to explore with torches, find the treasures and, if you were lucky, meet our very own King Tut!
Once you were in the tomb, our object handling team was at hand inviting visitors to become archaeologists and try to find the treasures and to figure out what they were. There was even the chance to handle some Ancient Egyptian artefacts!
While the tomb team and object handling team were creating budding archaeologists in King Tut’s tomb, Caitlin, Ruth and Christina became Ancient Egyptian doctors for the night at Dr. Cairo-Practor’s Surgery.
Our doctors encouraged visitors to identify some Ancient Egyptian cures and remedies and see if they could work out which ones would work and which were downright daft.
King Tut’s tomb and Dr. Cairo-Practor’s surgery weren’t the only activities the Museum Studies students were involved in at Night at the Museums. They also worked hard in preparing the crafts section in Zoology, where visitors could create their very own Egyptian necklaces and slimy snakes!
The Museum Studies students worked hard all night, but that didn’t stop them from enjoying all the other great activities that were going on!
Of course the Museum Studies students weren’t the only ones helping out on the night and we would like to thank the amazing King’s Museum volunteers and staff that kept the night running smoothly!