A series of new galleries which celebrate the connection between Bolton and Ancient Egypt and highlight the town’s world-class collection of Egyptian artefacts, is now open to visitors, as part of a wider £3.8m refurbishment of the Bolton Museum.
The five specially-designed Egyptian rooms were opened this weekend, alongside new spaces including a gallery, nature displays and a local history section. Bolton’s Egypt contains over 2,000 different objects drawn from the town’s archive of over 12,000 items. Much of the council’s collection is the result of Victorian collectors, and the direct legacy of three prominent Bolton families.
At the centre is a full-scale recreation of the tomb of Thutmose III, discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1898, which will exhibit Bolton’s mummy acquired in the 1930s and believed to be of Royal descent.
William Dyer Electrical UK Ltd (M&E) are very proud to be involved in this wonderful project.
Managing Director William Dyer who attended the opening evening said “Sometimes a project comes along that really takes your breath away and this project has been exciting and engaging from start to finish”