Highly-recommended show of Egyptian art and antiquities

THE Times magazine recently voted Francis Frith's 'Egypt' exhibition one of its top five museum visits in the north of England.

Anyone wanting to catch it shoud pop along to the Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate before September 14.

Included are photographs of Ancient Egyptian temples and monuments from the 19th century to the present day alongside many treasures from Harrogate’s Egyptology collection such as vases, jewellery, a mirror, amulets, scribe’s palette and weaponry inculding axes and maceheads.

You can discover about death and burial in the Egyptology: Scientific Investigation exhibition with mummy masks, shabti figures, canopic jars and objects linked to the Pharaohs.

The museum also offers the chance to enjoy a trip to bygone Harrogate with information about its spa heyday with shop fronts and the treatments people endured.

Hands-on things include Egyptian clothes to try on, jewellery to make and scientific materials so you can do some testing of your own. You can borrow a backpack to help you discover the spa history, have a go at activity sheets and trails and play a mystery object game.

The Royal Pump Room Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm and Sunday from 12pm until 5pm (August only, 2pm other Sundays).

Admission is 3 per adult, 1.70 for children and 2 for concessions with a family ticket (two adults and three children) available for only 8.50.