In-Person Live Event – Join us at the Museum

A FREE After Hours event at the Museum, packed with entertainment

Pharaoh Friday Programme

Join us for an exciting evening of Egypt-inspired performances, games and bite-sized talks.

Egypt has inspired so many generations in so many ways and the Museum's Egyptian galleries never cease to wow young and old alike.

With the centenary of the re-discovery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb in November 1922, we're bringing together artists and researchers to commemorate Egypt and its influence on the world at our November After Hours event.

Copy of wall painting from private tomb of Ramosi, Thebes, showing funerary procession, by Nina Davies (1881 - 1965) - detail

Here's a glimpse of what you can enjoy at Pharaoh Friday:

  • hear about archaeology adventures from Egyptologists
  • listen to live music performances by Oxford Maqam and others, inspired by Egypt
  • play interactive games with researchers
  • wander through the Museum's Egypt galleries and meet modern Egyptian artists displaying their latest work
  • discover showcases of the latest technology being used to tell some of the world's most ancient stories. 
  • Museum shop, cafe and Rooftop Restaurant are open, see details below 

Download the Pharaoh Friday Programme

Food, drink, gifts

Rooftop restaurant tapas tower
  • The cafe is open until 8pm, last orders 7.30pm, serving snacks and cold and hot drinks
  • The Rooftop Restaurant is open from 5-9pm, last seating 8pm. Our special sharing Tapas Tower menu (including a veggie option) is available throughout the evening

Book your Rooftop Restaurant table now

  • The Museum shop is open until 8pm

This After Hours event is part of the the Humanities Cultural Programme and also part of the national Being Human Festival 2022.

Organised in collaboration with the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

Image for the Ancient Egypt season in Nov 2022

This free event has now taken place.