In just 4 days the exhibit, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs comes to Australia for the first time. Visit the Melbourne Museum in Victoria for a chance to see some historic artifacts associated with King Tut.
While a past King Tut exhibit came to Australia once, a statue was inadvertently damaged and Egypt hesitated allowing artifacts to travel anywhere for a while. Eventually Egypt resumed tours but excluded Australia. The exhibit opening April 8, 2011 marks the return of the King Tut artifacts to the country. It will bring with it over 130 items marking the history of Tutankhamun. The exhibit here will only run through July 17, 2011 so this is a very limited engagement you must be sure to see.
This exhibit does not include King Tut himself but it does include a history of his life and country. I mention some of my experiences at the King Tut exhibit in Chicago in another blog post of mine and I highly recommend visiting it while it travels to Australia.
For more information on Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Melbourne Museum, check out the King Tut exhibit page.
Dates: April 8, 2011-July 17, 2011
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 10 AM-6 PM; Thursday-Friday: 10 AM-10 PM; Saturday: 9 AM-10 PM; Sunday: 9 AM-7 PM; Last entrance 90 minutes before close
Location: Melbourne Museum, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Tickets: Buy in advance; Adult Rates start at $29.50 ($30.64 USD), Children Rates start at $17.50 ($18.17 USD)
Features: Egypt 3D available for viewing for $8.50 ($8.83 USD) and an Audio Tour is available for $7.50 ($7.79 USD)
Packages: Make a trip out of a King Tut visit with these King Tut hotel packages
Note: All monetary values are listed in AUD for this post. We’ve listed the current USD conversion rate in parenthesis following each pricing mention but currency exchange rates vary so check before your visit.