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The Tutankhamun Exhibition

Travel back in time to ancient Egypt and discover the secrets of the pharaohs in Dorchester's celebrated mummy museum.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition sheds new light on the discovery of the famous pharaoh's grave and recreates it in meticulous detail. The mystery of the Egyptian boy ruler who was buried in an ornate tomb among vast riches has captured the imaginations of all generations. Follow the story of Tutankhamun’s discovery through impressively recreated burial chambers.

In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter found the immaculately preserved sepulcher of a 18-year-old boy who had been one of Egypt's mighty pharaohs. The unearthed artifacts were exhibited around the world throughout the 20th century and the quality of their preservation suffered. As a result, the Egyptian government decided to prevent the treasures from traveling. Learn about this period of history through precise recreations of these priceless artifacts and the rooms they were found in.

The exhibits here are designed to appeal to all the senses. Walk through the various chambers of a pharaoh's tomb and inhale the smells of embalming oils and ointments, accurately reproduced to resemble those used in ancient Egypt. Marvel at the lavish antechamber, lined with golden figures, couches shaped like animals and the king's opulent throne.

In the hall of treasures, examine the king's iconic funeral mask with its famous gold-and-blue headdress. These world-renowned reproductions have been featured on television and in print and were created to make the archaeological findings widely accessible to anyone wanting to learn more about them.

In the burial chamber, witness a figure depicting Carter excitedly unearthing the coffins. Then come face-to-face with King Tut himself in an accurate recreation of his mummified body. Read more about the archeological expedition at the information points throughout the museum.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition is located centrally in Dorchester. Access it by train from London. Buy tickets online to receive discounts. The exhibition is friendly to families, so people of all ages can enjoy this colorful journey into the past.


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The Old Ship Inn

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    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Dorchester, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and The Keep Military Museum. Borough Gardens and Roman Town House are also within 10 minutes. Dorchester West Station is 9 minutes by foot and Dorchester South Station is 11 minutes.

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    Westwood Guest House

    Westwood Guest House

       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Tutankhamun: The Exhibition, The Keep Military Museum and Roman Town House. Borough Gardens and Dinosaur Museum are also within 10 minutes. Dorchester West Station is 8 minutes by foot and Dorchester South Station is 10 minutes.

      Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
      Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

      Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester

         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Dorchester, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from The Keep Military Museum and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition. Roman Town House and Borough Gardens are also within 5 minutes. Dorchester West Station is 8 minutes by foot and Dorchester South Station is 11 minutes.

        Best Western King's Arms
        Best Western King's Arms

        Best Western King's Arms

        30 HIGH STREET,, Dorchester, ENG
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Dorchester, this hotel is steps away from Dinosaur Museum, Dorset Teddy Bear Museum and Terracotta Warriors Museum. Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and The Keep Military Museum are also within 10 minutes. Dorchester South Station is 11 minutes by foot and Dorchester West Station is 11 minutes.

          The Casterbridge
          The Casterbridge

          The Casterbridge

             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Dorchester, this guesthouse is steps away from Dorset Teddy Bear Museum, Terracotta Warriors Museum and Dinosaur Museum. Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and The Keep Military Museum are also within 10 minutes. Dorchester South Station is 12 minutes by foot and Dorchester West Station is 12 minutes.

            Beggar's Knap
            Beggar's Knap

            Beggar's Knap

               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Dorchester, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Borough Gardens, Maumbury Rings and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition. Dinosaur Museum and The Keep Military Museum are also within 10 minutes. Dorchester West Station and Dorchester South Station are within a 5-minute walk.

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              Beaumont Village 5

              Beaumont Village 5

              Beaumont Village 5 at Silverlake, Dorchester, England
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Dorchester, this luxury cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Borough Gardens and The Keep Military Museum. Maumbury Rings and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition are also within 10 minutes. Dorchester West Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dorchester South Station is 6 minutes.

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                Bulrushes

                Bulrushes

                Beaumont Village 4 Silverlake at, Silverlake Warmwell, Dorchester, England
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Dorchester, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Borough Gardens and The Keep Military Museum. Maumbury Rings and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition are also within 10 minutes. Dorchester West Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dorchester South Station is 6 minutes.