Nearly a century after the discovery of his tomb, Tutankhamun is coming to London, for what is billed as the last ever travelling show of the Pharaoh’s treasures.

Egypt’s Grand Egyptian Museum will be housing the artefacts in a new gallery that’s under construction, and they are expected to never leave again – so the visit to London is likely to be the last large scale tour of the famous relics.

The exhibition opening later this year will show off 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt.

The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when in 1922 his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. An instant worldwide sensation, public fascination surrounding the boy king – and the only Ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found intact – has continued for decades, with exhibitions in 1972 and 2007 drawing record crowds of well over one million visitors in London.

The London engagement will be the third stop on the exhibition’s 10-city world tour following residences in Los Angeles and Paris. At the conclusion of the tour, the artefacts will go on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is supported by exhibition proceeds.

The exhibition will open at the Saatchi Gallery on the 2nd November 2019, running until the 3rd May 2020.

Group tickets for groups of 15 or more are now available (via 0844 844 2121), and individual tickets will go on sale shortly. Prices haven’t been announced yet.

UPDATE: Individual tickets go on sale on 15th May 2019 – details here.


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  1. Glenn House says:

    Please notify when tickets are on sale for families for the Egyptian exhibition starting 2nd November. Thank you

  2. Dave says:

    Tutankhamun is not coming to London. Nor his death mask. It will still be amazing, but get your facts right.

    • BrightonReader says:

      Take issue with the Saatchi Gallery then because that’s how they are describing it.

  3. KR says:

    You can sign up at the Saatchi Gellery’s site to be informed when tickets become available.

  4. Denise says:

    Are entrance tickets on sale yet please and could you confirm the prices for OAP

    Many thanks

  5. Sean smith says:

    Hi, we visited the 02 arena last time the exhibition was here a few years ago.
    Disappointed the “death mask” was there but understand that it has to stay in the museum in Cairo.
    Would DEFINITELY BE GOING AGAIN. Fantastic experience. Can’t wait

  6. Linda Snedden says:

    Please inform when tickets are available to buy

  7. Rosemary Hayes says:

    When will we be able to buy tickets

  8. Linda Whitehill says:

    Please inform me for 2 tickets for May .

  9. Jan Smith says:

    Went to the exhibition in 1972, on second queuing attempt! Was only young, but remember being amazed by the Gold and lovely “things” so will go again and hope to enjoy it again, although no Death Mask this time. Still have the original book and carrier bag.

  10. H.Constantine says:

    I would like to know exactly when tickets for this years “2019 exhibition” entrance tickets will be on sale and can I pre-book Thanks

  11. Eleanor says:

    Visited today, and although brilliant, I remember the death mask from when I saw it in the 70’s, and was disappointed it was not shown this time.

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