The Boy King is Back!!

tutbust.jpgFor more than 3,000 years Tutankhamun’s treasures lay unseen beneath the Egyptian sands. When they toured the world in the 1970’s they were the ultimate ‘must see’ event. Now Tutankhamun returns to London, in a spectacular new exhibition of 130 priceless treasures from the tombs of Tutankhamun and his royal ancestors.

Experience the World of Tutankhamun!

Since the discovery of his tomb in 1922, Tutankhamun has captured the hearts of people around the world. Buried with him were treasures beyond the imagination, a tomb holding the most magnificent treasures of the Golden Age of the Pharaohs and giving us a glittering glimpse into the past.

It has been almost 30 years since the golden artifacts of the boy-king last left their home in Egypt. In the 1970’s, the unprecedented Tutankhamun exhibit fascinated millions of visitors with the marvelous treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb, setting attendance records worldwide. Now Tutankhamun’s treasures are back, giving a new generation the chance to learn firsthand about the life and magic of this ancient monarch.


Exhibition FAQs

  • Exhibition Content

    What does the exhibition include?

    The exhibition includes approximately 130 objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other Valley of the Kings Ancestors, compared to approximately 50 items that appeared in the first exhibition.

    Is the death mask in the exhibition?

    The death mask is not allowed to leave Egypt and therefore is not included in the exhibition. There is no re-creation of the death mask within the exhibition as the exhibition only contains authentic artifacts. The canopic coffinette is very similar artistically to the mask and is featured in the exhibition.

    Are the objects the same as the 1970s exhibition?

    Most of the 130 objects in the current exhibition have never before been seen in the UK. Only seven of the items are repeat items from the 1970s event.

    How is the exhibition presented?

    The collection is presented in eleven different galleries, each with its own backdrop and ‘thematics’.

    What is included with my ticket?

    An audio tour is included, which is narrated by Omar Sharif which gives an in-depth account of many of the exhibition’s most important objects.

  • Length of Exhibition

    Average exhibition length of stay is 90 minutes.

    Typical exhibition length of stay is 60-90 minutes.

    Is there a time limit?

    There is no time limit for the exhibition; guests may stay as long as they like whilst The O2 is open.

  • Visitor Guidelines

    Is photography allowed in the exhibition?

    Due to the delicate nature of the artifacts, no photography of the artifacts is allowed.

    Are food and drinks allowed?

    No food or drinks are allowed inside the exhibition. The O2 offers dining and refreshment options for before or after your exhibition experience.

*£63.50pppn is based on staying at the Royal National Hotel, Russell Square Sunday to Wednesday with a Tutankhamun ticket for the following day. Minimum 2 night stay applies if stay includes a Saturday night.


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