Chiddingstone Castle will be celebrating its amazing Egyptian collection with an Egyptian Day on Sunday 15 April 2012. Taking place between 11am and 5pm the event will be a fun day out for the whole family where everyone can learn the mysteries of Ancient Egypt.
In addition to exploring the wonderful grounds and fascinating collections inside the Castle, there will be interactive story-telling by the Castle’s Egyptian Pharaoh, belly dancing and the Sussex Egyptology Society will be giving interesting talks entitled ‘An A to Z to Ancient Egypt in 26 minutes’.
The Castle’s Egyptian exhibition brings to life many aspects of ancient Egyptian Culture from farming to writing, religion and their perceptions of death and the afterlife.
The collection gives an insight into the daily life of ancient Egyptians including their professions and the roles played by the pharaohs and the gods
The exhibition also introduces us to Denys Eyre Bower who, inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922, began amassing this fine collection which includes beautiful Shabti figures (which were placed in the tombs of the deceased as companions or workers for the dead in the afterlife), a fantastic 5000 year old funerary boat and a mummified cat from 150 BC.
The attractive grounds which include a lake and waterfall will also be full of spring colour. An award winning orangery can also be discovered in the gardens.
Admission: £8 adults, child 5 – 13 £4, under 5’s free, family £21.50 (2+2).
Chiddingstone Castle hosts events all year to highlight the wonderful collections inside the Castle which include: The Japanese Collection, The Egyptian Collection, The Buddhist Collection, The Stuart and Jacobite Collection and recreated rooms from the Victorian Era.
For more information please visit www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or tel: 01892 870 347
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