The Museum will be open on the following days over the festive period:
27 December (12:00 – 17:00)
28, 29, 30 December (10:00 – 17:00)
Our regular opening hours will resume on Tuesday 3 January 2023
Gallery 20: Ancient Egypt
The splendid seven-ton sarcophagus lid of Ramesses III, which stands prominently in gallery 20, was presented to the Museum by G.B. Belzoni in 1823, seven years after the establishment of the museum, and can be considered to be one of the objects that initiated the Egyptology section of the museum.