If you can’t make a trip to Egypt this year, head over to the O2 in East London instead.
The rare ‘Tutankhamum and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs’ exhibition makes a return to London after 30 years. With more than 130 objects from the tombs of Tutankhamun and his ancestors, this is a marvellous and fascinating exhibition.
Be warned, though. The famous death mask and the mummy of King Tut are not part of the exhibition. Not allowed to leave Egypt, these reside in Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt (KV 62).
The Exhibition is open until 30th August. We booked online using a National Rail 20% discount which cut down costs a bit. Take the tube to North Greenwich. The 02 is just outside the station. You could easily spend the whole day at the 02 – there’s a concert hall, cinema, lots of restaurants and an ice-rink. A very good venue for outside the City. Enjoy.