The Collections

Egyptology

Those of you that have an interest in Ancient Egypt will love a trip to see our Egyptology collection. The gallery, a dedicated Egyptology space, is home to the most requested and sought after item in the whole museum. The Mummy.

Parts of the Egyptian collection were collected by John Garstang who was not only one the great early Egyptologists but also a son of Blackburn. Born and schooled in the town the objects he gave to the museum give our Egyptian collection a link to both the town and a country far away.

Image Gallery

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  • Egyptian Mummy
  • Shabti Figures
  • Copy of Rosetta Stone
  • Egyptian Mask