The Dorman Museum is looking for some students to participate in their 10-step mummification course and prepare our dummy mummy Edfu for his eternal life in the afterlife! This interactive and fully costumed workshop will prepare students for the highly important Ancient Egyptian job of embalmer and show them step-by-step the inventive, amazing, and downright gruesome ways the Ancient Egyptians cared for their dead. Learn of pharaohs, gods, amulets, ancient languages and more in this entertaining workshop that utilises the Dorman Museum’s very own Ancient Egyptian collection.

Key learning outcomes:

Students will get a real sense of Egyptian times and the achievements of this amazing early civilisation.

Main learning approaches:

Active learning
Creative learning

Planning a visit:

Staff-led sessions at the Dorman Museum run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Workshops are typically two hours long and you can choose from a 9:30-11:30, 10:00-12:00 or 12:30-2:30 slot. A lunch space will be provided for these guided sessions if needed. Sessions can accommodate up to 32 students and advance booking is essential.


To discuss your visit and the wider school offer at Dorman Museum, please contact Senior Learning and Engagement Officer Chloë Leeson at or call 01642 728235 (office hours vary).