Come June 15, it's time for a night at the museum — but you won't find Ben Stiller roaming the halls here. Given what's currently on display at Queensland Museum, here's hoping the revelry doesn't actually awaken the exhibits either.
Walking, talking, drinking and partying like an Egyptian, QM's latest After Dark shindig is all about mummies as part of the museum's Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition. There'll be music, drinks and demonstrations — plus attendees will get free reign of the space, peering not only at the six real-life mummies dating back to 900BC, or at the almost 200 objects on show with them, but also the rest of the joint's displays.
You'll be knocking back beverages, examining pieces that have seen thousands of new years go by, and trying to unlock ancient mysteries like you're Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz or Tom Cruise – but a word of warning, the last one sold out quickly so you'll want to nab a ticket asap. Also a highlight: a talk called Brew like an Egyptian: Ancient Egyptian Beer Making by Dr Serena Love, should you want to learn a new skill too.
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