Britain: Where else to see Egypt in Britain

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The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London (0171-636 1555) holds one of the most comprehensive Egyptian collections outside Cairo, with mummies, sculpture, paintings, inscribed and written documents, metalwork, pottery, textiles and jewellery. However, development work may result in some areas being closed. Admission free; small charge for some temporary exhibitions. Open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday, 2.30-6pm Sundays. (Closed 10 April, 4 May, 24-26 December, 1 January)

Manchester Museum, University of Manchester (0161 2752634). Two permanent displays of Egyptian artefacts. As well as jewellery and more mummies, visitors can see items used in ancient Egyptian homes. There is a temporary display of Egyptian clothing and costumes. Admission free. Open 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (01223 332900). The department of antiquities has an impressive collection of Egyptian objects, including mummies of young men.

Small children are welcome, and baby slings and harnesses are provided; pushchairs and prams are not allowed. Family activity sheets are available. The museum welcomes disabled people, but suggests they phone in advance to ensure a successful visit. (01223 332900/37). Admission free. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday, 2.15pm-5pm on Sundays. Closed on Good Friday, open again on Easter Monday

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford ( 01865 278000). Home to Oxford University's world-famous collection of archaeology, and in the Egyptian collection visitors can gaze at bronze statuettes, objects of faience, amulets, beads and pendants. There are also wall paintings, glass vessels, papyrus scrolls, canopic jars from Egyptian tombs, and mummified figures. Admission free. Open 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm-4pm Sundays. Closed for Easter, 10-12 April, reopens Easter Monday, 2pm-4pm

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