Egyptomania swept the nation in the 19th century and lucky Londoners were among the few who were able to share in this rare sensation: right before their very eyes, the unrolling (unwrapping) of an authentic Egyptian mummy took centre stage – macabre and somewhat terrifying it was all in the name of science! (so they said)
Wind the clock back to 1895 and Infamous Antiquarian, Dr. Eugenia Mooney, with a mix of delight, bewilderment and intrigue takes the audience back in time to resurrect the dead! Ancient curses, sacrificial animals, secret rituals and the mummification process are all explained, as the Doctor slowly removes the wrappings from her ancient specimen. Guaranteed to horrify and delight!
Be sure to bring along your hankie – you never know when you may need it.
The Mummy Unwrapping is appropriate for ages 14 and up. The performance lasts about 50 minutes. There is also an optional VIP 30-minute Q&A and photo opportunity available for an extra charge, based on a percentage of VIP ticket sales.
*Due to the theft of ancient artifacts, Dr. Mooney has in her presence at all times, an associate to watch over the proceedings.
Filming of the performance is prohibited unless prior written permission has been given, although photographs are most welcome.
For information, museum rates, or to book, please contact us.
Dr. Eugenia Mooney is a leading writer, translator, and lecturer in the field of Antiquarian studies.
Her research and lecturing on mummies has brought Dr. Mooney to the forefront. She has a reputation for being something of an oddity herself – often bringing mummified specimens on her lecture tours much to the delight and dismay of the attendees!
What people are saying:
No that’s not a typo, BOG (not to be confused with “Bob”, our infamous Ptolemaic mummy).
Dr. Mooney’s latest acquisition is “Peat”, an Iron Age Bog Mummy. Dig into his fascinating history, as the doctor brings to the surface a story that will boggle the mind! Delve into the enigmatic depths of this captivating adventure, as it unravels the tales of human sacrifice, ritual, and death that were intricately woven into the very fabric of Iron Age culture.