Egyptian Mummification Workshop

Posted: 20th March 2017

On Thursday 16th March 2017, Year 6 headed down to Brighton to the Art Museum for an Egyptian Mummification Workshop. This represents a culmination of their history topic this term and allowed the girls to demonstrate their knowledge as well as extend their skills of mummification.


The workshop involved a review of their knowledge about Ancient Egypt.  They had great fun in the interactive mummification process. All the girls helped to mummify the ‘body’ including removing the brains and internal organs. There was a lot of laughter as the girls found out that the brains would have been fed to the cats! After the mummification process the girls learnt about the weighing of the heart ceremony and acted out the journey the person and their heart would take. Luckily this time the heart was pure and the person continued to the afterlife.


Following the workshop the girls explored the galleries in small groups to find out more information about Ancient Egypt. The girls were a real credit to the School and their behaviour and enthusiasm was noted by the museum staff.  Their knowledge was excellent and the teacher was very impressed with the depth of their understanding. What a successful trip and an interesting place to visit.