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Learning made fun

If you are in Swansea, and you have a couple of hours to spare, you can educate yourself with a... read more

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All reviews enthusiastic volunteers hands on activities gift shop is fantastic museum short visit all ages free museum couple of hours worth a visit car park great afternoon few hours death knowledge egyptian artifacts hieroglyphics
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Very informative centre with very helpful and knowledgable staff. Did'nt even realise it was here in Swansea on our doorstep.What a gem.And its free.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

its great to got to this Egyptian center because you can learn so much knowledge about the Egyptians and the mummies and you can have a look in the center and by pens and lots more

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

we went because out son (10) is doing Egypt this term but we were all very impressed with the house of LIFE (not so house of Death but we had been in Life for 1 1/2 hours already). we were able to (wearing gloves provided) handle genuine 3000 year old artifacts while a very knowledgable attendant explained what they all were and how they were made. lights are kept lowish for preservation but torches are provided if you need them. building not clearly marked but students happy to show you where and you can eat in the student refectory 1st floor in glass fronted building where buses stop.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We (myself and two daughters, age 7 and 5 ) are so glad we made the three hour journey from the south of England to visit this fantastic museum staffed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. On entering the House of Death we were welcomed by a gentleman who asked us if we wanted to hear "the best story ever?" That's quite a claim, but we were not disappointed. A week later, the girls are able to recount the story of the battle between Osiris and Set almost word-perfectly and talk animatedly about the ancient artefacts they handled in the House of Life. We visited the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford yesterday, which arguably houses some more impressive artefacts, but the girls said they preferred the Egypt Centre as it was so interactive and all the staff were so passionate (even the lady in the shop was happy to tell the girls about the importance of the Egyptian cartouche).

2  Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The house of the dead and the house of life, both as interesting as each other, hundreds of genuine artifacts, and always staffed by knowledgeable, enthusiastic students from the university who are willing to answer any questions.

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