Fri 28 Oct 2022


Suitable for adults and for children aged 7–11

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Join us for a unique evening of interactive opera and family activities inspired by Ancient Egypt, to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.

Step back in time to Ancient Egypt and the Roaring Twenties in the English Touring Opera's show of 'Tutankhamun's Shoes'.

During the show you'll go on an adventure with Tutankhamun himself and other surprising characters along the way. You'll explore the ancient world, archaeology, mummification and more.
Before the performance, you can enjoy pre-show activities in the Egypt galleries including making activities, object handling and a chance to meet the performers.

The Museum shop and café will be open before the performance for souvenirs and light bites.


- Front doors open for ticket holders at 5.30pm
- Pre-show activities taking place in the Ancient Egypt galleries and cafe from 5.30–6.45pm
- Shop and cafe open until 6.45pm
- Performance starts at 7pm. Run time approximately 45 minutes.

Find more information about the critically-acclaimed English Touring Opera and the autumn tour of Tutankhamun's Shoes


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Tutankhamun's Shoes synopsis

We are taken on the adventure by Queen Pharaoh Nefertiti, now an ever-living cat.

Queen Nefertiti leads us whirling through time between Tutankhamun’s lonely, gruelling childhood in Ancient Egypt and 1920s England, where Nefertiti has chosen Lady Carnarvon as her person.

Experience how Howard Carter discovered the tomb, how Tutankhamun was betrayed by his Uncle Ay.

And wonder how in all those museums with that gold, Tutankhamun’s story was never ever told…