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Lost and Found Tour
2nd November 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The British Museum
Sunken Cities – Egypt’s Lost Worlds
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Submerged under the sea for over one thousand years two lost cities of Ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time in a blockbuster exhibition in the British Museum. Their beautiful treasures from colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery can be seen at last in this spectacular show.
The Lost and Found Tour combines a visit to the Sunken Cities exhibition with a Galleries tour in the company of an award winning Blue Badge Guide who will take us away from the crowds and without walking too far we will be taken to discover some of the lesser known treasures of the collection. During the tour we will see a beautiful lapis lazuli board game, an intricate ivory carving from one of the first cities which Agatha Christie personally cleaned up with her Ponds Cold Cream! And the beautiful Benin Bronzes which astounded the critics when they arrived in Britain in the 1890s and much more.
There is a cafe on site and we will be able to buy coffee on arrival and lunch in the middle of the day. You may of course prefer to bring a packed lunch.
The coach will leave the WI Centre at 8.00am and the tour will finish at 4.45pm when we will head back to Essex.
Coach departs WI Centre 8.00am
Tickets for this very special day: Members £42; Non-members £46
Closing date for ticket applications: 2nd October 2016