Liverpool’s World Museum will open its ‘Ancient Egypt: A Journey Through Time’ in April after expanding its gallery space.
The collection of Ancient Egyptian and Nubian antiquities will be the largest of its kind outside of the British Museum, spanning 1,000 sq m.
Set for 28 April, the launch will see the reopening of the World Museum’s Mummy Room for the first time in 150 years with 10 mummies due to go on away.
The collection will take visitors on a journey spanning 5,000 years of history, from the period when the first settlers arrived on the banks of the Nile to the rise of the Roman Empire.
More than 1,000 exhibits will be on show in the expanded gallery, including some which have never before gone on public display.
Some of the items in the larger gallery, including four mummies and their coffins, have not been exhibited since the museum sustained bomb damage during the Second World War.
Steve Judd, director of World Museum, says: “Our mummy collection is world-renowned and has always proved to be incredibly popular with visitors of all ages.
“Until now, space restrictions have limited us from showing the full scope of our collections. By expanding the gallery, we look forward to wowing visitors with never-before seen objects displayed in new and exciting ways.”