Experience the wonder of an ancient world. Free for Museum Members.

Experience ancient Egyptian culture and see how life flourished along the banks of the Nile. Over 5,000 years ago, Egypt became a state that unified many cities and towns along the Nile River. Since then, ancient Egypt’s powerful pharaohs, phenomenal pyramids and extraordinary art have captivated people’s imagination all over the world.

Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs
THURS 15 JUNE - SUN 12 NOV​ 2023

Free for Members

Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs

A key benefit of Membership with Auckland Museum is unlimited, free entry to paid exhibitions. If you're already a Museum Member, you can book your free tickets to the incredible Egypt: in the Time of the Pharaohs exhibition here from Tuesday 9 May.

This exhibition discusses death and the afterlife, and mummified human remains are on display. There are wāhi whakanoa available at the exit.

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Lecture series

Egypt: in the Time of Pharaohs

Lecture series

15 AUG - 10 OCT 2023
TE MATA TAIRONGO ​AUDITORIUM, LEVEL 2

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Become a Museum Member today for exclusive access to Egypt: in the Time of the Pharaohs events. For a deeper understanding of the world of ancient Egypt, join us for our Members’ exclusive Ancient Egypt Lecture Series by renowned academics and Egyptologists from across Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

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TUE 13 JUN, 10AM

SPECIAL EXHIBITION SUITE

Members' Preview
Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs

Join us for our exclusive Members' Preview and be amongst the first to discover Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs. The exhibition and Special Exhibition Store will be open exclusively to Auckland Museum Members throughout the day and into the evening.

TUE 13 JUN, 9AM

Special Exhibition Suite

Members: Preview Day Tour

Join Prof Dr Regine Schulz for an exclusive early morning guided tour of our new international exhibition Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs. Gain insights into the exhibition and be among the first to see Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs before it officially opens for our Members' Preview later that day.

TUE 13 JUN, 6PM

AUDITORIUM, LEVEL 2

Members: Preview Day Talk

More than 5,000 years ago, one of the richest and most powerful ancient civilizations developed along the Nile. Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs, has long captured and inspired the imagination of people around the world through its exciting history, impressive religion, and fascinating art. Join Prof Dr Regine Schulz as she explores Egypt: In the Time of the Pharaohs.

SUN 25 JUN, 5PM

Academy Cinemas

Members: Cleopatra (1963)

Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. Winner of four Academy Awards®, released in 1963, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison this is a true classic and must-see.

TUE 27 JUNE, 5.30PM

Ancient Worlds gallery, Level 1

Highlights of the Ancient Worlds Gallery

Amongst the artefacts in Auckland Museum's Ancient Worlds gallery, lie relics from ancient Egypt. Join Josh Emmitt, our new Curator Archaeology, as he explores the origins of this collection and the stories of some of the most unique pieces.

TUE 18 JUL 5.30PM, TUE 31 OCT 5.30PM

SPECIAL EXHIBITION SUITE

Members: Guided Tours

Take a deeper look and experience our latest international exhibition, Egypt: In the Time of Pharaohs, with an exclusive Member's tour. Join us on this guided tour and discover more about ancient Egypt with our Membership Coordinator, Joseph Main.

TUE 15 AUG, 5.15PM

Auditorium, Level 2

Members: Egypt to Aotearoa

New Zealand patronage for excavations in Egypt during the 19th and 20th centuries resulted in artefacts, objects, and human remains being translocated to collections throughout Aotearoa. Join Dr Caleb Hamilton as he explores the journey of these objects from Egypt to Aotearoa.

TUE 15 AUG, 7PM

Auditorium, Level 2

Members: Gender and Ancient Egypt

Join Dr Jennifer Hellum as she explores the array of connections and associations between men and women in Ancient Egypt using letters to the living and to the dead, love poetry, funerary dedications, and art.

SUN 27 AUG, 6.30PM

Academy Cinemas

Members: The Mummy (1932)

A resurrected Egyptian mummy searches Cairo for the girl he believes to be his long-lost princess. Released in 1932, directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff, this is a true classic and must-see. Don't miss it on the big screen, one screening only!

TUE 12 SEP, 5:15PM

Auditorium, Level 2

Members: Attire, Adornment, Attitude

Think of ancient Egypt, and you'll think of the shining golden mask of Tutankhamun, men and women in snowy linen robes and dresses and imposing crowns. Join Dr Elizabeth Eltze as she highlights Egyptian jewellery and fashions through the ages and the historical, political and social contexts they represent.

TUE 12 SEP, 7PM - 8PM

Auditorium, Level 2

Members: By the Power of Ra

Ra, the god of the sun, dominated Egypt’s religion for over three thousand years. One of the most intriguing episodes during this time was the “heresy” of the rulers Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and the “boy king” Tutankhamun. Join Dominic Perry as he explores how Ra rode a journey of highs, lows and radical reinventions.

TUE 10 OCT, 6PM

Auditorium, Level 2

Members: Pictures Paint a Thousand Words

The Egyptian state began to emerge about the same time proto-hieroglyphs first appeared in ancient Egypt. What began as roughly executed signs with little evidence of a grammar became fully fledged by 3000 BC, and with hieroglyphic writing system came bureaucracy and expansion. Join Dr Jennifer Hellum as she explores how the Egyptian language blossomed and how it was used by the earliest Egyptian rulers.

Night at Auckland Museum returns

10% Membership discount applies to all pricing

The Wonders of Egypt
EARLYBIRD TICKETS ON SALE MON 22 MAY

Night at Auckland Museum

The Wonders of Egypt

SUN 2, MON 3, THURS 6, SUN 9, MON 10, WED 12 JULY
EARLY BIRD TICKETS $35 (AVAILABLE 22 MAY - 12 JUNE) 
STANDARD TICKET $40, DOOR SALES $45 (IF NOT SOLD OUT PRIOR) 

Join us in the life and times of ancient Egyptians – from the 'phabulous' pharaohs to the everyday folk. Visit the land of the living, as you work in the fields, sample food, take their medical cures (if you dare), try their hairstyles, play their music, and more. Then prepare for the afterlife with protective charms and tomb painting, and finally, dare to enter the tent of purification for the making of a mummy. 

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The exhibition has been produced as a joint venture between Lokschuppen Rosenheim, the University of Aberdeen Museums, the Roemer-und-Pelizaeus Museums Hildesheim and MuseumsPartner Austria.