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Egyptian Mummies After Dark

Drinks, demonstrations, music and learning how to brew beer like an Egyptian, all during a night at the museum.
By Sarah Ward
July 16, 2018
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Egyptian Mummies After Dark

Drinks, demonstrations, music and learning how to brew beer like an Egyptian, all during a night at the museum.
By Sarah Ward
July 16, 2018
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Come Friday, July 20 and Friday, August 17, 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, they often sell out so you'll want to nab a ticket quickly. 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.

Plus, the August 17 event coincides with National Science Week.

Image: Queensland Museum via Facebook.

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