Ancient Egypt for home educators

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This session offers five different activities in which home educated children can take an active role in learning about the fascinating world of the ancient Egyptians.

From visiting the tomb of Shep-en-Mut, to their beliefs about death and ideas about gods and animals, life and death in ancient Egypt has captivated young and old for thousands of years. Our schools’ team will inform and guide the children throughout their visit.

The activity day is aimed at children aged 7 – 11 (Key Stage 2). At least one parent/carer, who is prepared to participate, should accompany each family group, and remain with the children throughout.

Arrival will be from 10am with activities starting at 10.30am. Lunch will be 12Noon to 12.45pm.

We will allocate you into smaller groups 6 to 8 to participate for up to 25 minutes in each activity/tour.

£7 per child, including a private room for lunch, bag drop and breakout space.

Note charges are billed as ‘Exeter Tickets’.

Each activity takes approximately 25 minutes to complete:
Egyptian Mummification
Artefact Handling
Animals of Ancient Egypt (self led)
Tour of the tomb of Shep en-Mut

Do also read our terms and conditions and our museum-led school visit risk assessment

Before you arrive
Explore our visit information, and take a look at our wonderful collection of Egyptian artefacts online using RAMM’s online database.

More activity information

This is the opportunity for the children to gain a good insight into the reasons for, and the practice of ancient Egyptian mummification. They will each have a role to play in mummifying a life-sized doll of RAMM’s own mummy Shep en-Mut and learn about what was placed on the body and in the tomb to help send her on her journey to the afterlife.

The children can see how the ancient Egyptians amused themselves in their spare time with the fun ancient Egyptian board game of Senet. Learn how to play and have a go.

Artefact Handling
The children have the opportunity to handle and discuss real and replica artefacts. Asking questions they will learn about them whilst considering which are real and which are replica. They will be told a brief version of the Rosetta Stone, widely considered to be the most important Ancient Egyptian artefact to have been discovered. Following in Howard Carter’s shoes they get to peer inside a tomb and consider his feelings on first looking into the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Animals of Ancient Egypt
Were animals important to the Ancient Egyptians? Did they know about animals from the rest of Africa? Which animals in RAMM were known and important to them? Using the information provided, the children will seek out animals and related objects on display which have a connection to those known by the Ancient Egyptians. They will be able to link them to the gods and consider their thoughts about them in life and death.

Tour of the tomb of Shep en-Mut
The children will meet our mummy, Shep en-Mut as she lies within her beautifully painted cartonnage. It is a chance to learn about who she was and see some of RAMM’s collection of artefacts to find out more about life and death in ancient Egypt.

Event Information

Dates and Times

  • 17 September 2024 10:15 – 14:00


£7 per child



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