Sleep Like An Egyptian At Dorset County Museum

03/10/2011

Sleep like an Egyptian - Museum Sleepover 2011 - Saturday 22 October 
 
Dorset County Museum is about to host its fifth ‘Night at the Museum’ Sleepover. 
This year it has an exciting Egyptian theme to tie in with the Museum’s brand new blockbuster exhibition Pharaoh: King of Egypt.  
 
The sleepover is aimed at children between 7 and 13 and tickets are selling fast.  Activities on the night will include drama, arts and crafts and storytelling.
 
Each child must be accompanied by an adult parent or carer, but each adult can bring up to three children.  Registration begins at 6pm, then it’s time to explore and find a good place to sleep - some galleries are kept quieter for younger children while others are suitable for larger groups.  The first activity starts at 7pm prompt – and don’t forget to bring a feast to eat later in the evening!
 
Other essential items are a roll mat, warm sleeping bag and a torch.  Free tea, coffee and soft drinks will be served all evening, and breakfast for everyone will be provided on Sunday morning before the final activity.
 
Why not buy a ticket and help make this the most successful sleepover ever?
Tickets cost just £12.50 for children and £10.00 for adults and are available from the Museum shop now.  Just pop in or ring 01305 756827.
 
Even if the sleepover is not for you, make time to visit the new exhibition after it opens on 15 October – what you will see there is the largest UK loan of Egyptian artefacts ever made by the British Museum and many of the objects have never before been seen outside London.  The Museum’s famous Victorian Hall has been completely made-over in order to fit everything in – don’t miss it!
 
To contact Dorset County Museum please Tel: 01305 262735. Dorset County Museum is supported by Dorset County Council

Dorset County Museum High West Street Dorchester Dorset DT1 1XA   Tel: 01305 262735   www.dorsetcountymuseum.org
Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society Company registered in England No. 3362107.  Registered Charity No. 1062400
 
Picture shows: Tomb Guardian (pic 854). Wooden tomb guardian figure of Ramses I, 1195 – 1294 BC. From the Valley of the Kings.: © Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum
 
 

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