MAASive Lates: Egyptian Mummies

Thursday 23 March, 6–9pm

Explore the Powerhouse Museum after hours for FREE and see the Museum in a whole new light at MAASive Lates (18+).

Inspired by the Museum’s world premiere exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives (save 20% on exhibition tickets for this night only), meet experts, get creative with a range of hands-on activities, tour our exhibitions and chat with our curators.


  • Discover what lies beneath the wrappings of six mummies from the British Museum in Egyptian Mummies (tickets must be purchased)* and hear from some of Australia’s leading and emerging Egyptologists in the exhibition
  • Speed meet Egyptian experts including archaeologists, Egyptologists, morticians and curators amongst a dozen assorted experts
  • Take a curator tour of our Recollect: Health and Medicine and Out of Hand exhibitions
  • Peer through telescopes with Sydney Observatory astronomers and discover how ancient cultures like the Egyptians viewed and used the sky
  • Bring out the Indiana Jones in you to escape a virtual reality tomb
  • Get your groove on with dancer Darren Compton and learn how to tut, a form of hip-hop inspired by hieroglyphics
  • Design your own death mask like the ancient Egyptians so that your soul will be able to recognise your body in the afterlife
  • See Dr Narelle McCoy perform a series of eccentric short talks on death, sexuality and mourning rituals
  • Play some life-size Senet, possibly the world’s oldest board game
  • Let your inner child run free in our Dig Discovery Zone
  • Hear from MAAS curators as they uncover the stories behind our Icons exhibition
  • Enjoy Egyptian music by Arabic DJ TigerBoy
  • Tuck into delicious Egyptian food including
    • Mezze Plate of Oven Baked Za’atar Flat Bread  with Hummus, Tabouli, Baba Ganoush ($12)
    • Falafel, Feta, Chickpea & Mint Salad ($14.50)
    • Dukkah Spiced Chicken Skewers, Tabouli & Sumac Yoghurt in Oven Baked Za’atar Flat Bread ($16)
    • Dukkah Spiced Lamb Skewers, Tabouli & Sumac Yoghurt in Oven Baked Za’atar Flat Bread ($16)
  • Arrive early for happy hour from 6–7pm (cash bar)

Save 20% on Egyptian Mummies tickets for MAASive Lates. Book now.
Discounted for MAASive Lates only, tickets for Egyptian Mummies are limited so book now to reserve your spot.

18+. Bookings essential.

MAASive Lates happens four times a year. Keep an eye out for:

  • MAASive Lates: Sherlock Holmes
  • MAASive Lates: Science
  • MAASive Lates: Design

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