Garstang Museum of Archaeology

Interior of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology houses artefacts from the excavations of Garstang in Egypt, Sudan, and the Near East. One of the highlights of our displays is the Egyptian mummy at the heart of our 'Egyptian Afterlife' gallery. There are also displays of Prehistoric material and artefacts from the ancient Mediterranean world. 

The Museum is named in honour of Professor John Garstang, who founded the 'Institute of Archaeology' and associated museum, at Liverpool in 1904. 


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Opening hours

The Garstang Museum is open to members of the public, school groups, academics, students and groups for special events and activities throughout the year.  If you would like to arrange a visit or an expert-led guided tour, then we would love to hear from you and can be contacted on 0151 794 6793 or at

Please keep an eye on our website and social media for details of upcoming events and open days.

14 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool Campus, L69 7WZ
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Collections and research

The collections of the Garstang Museum primarily consist of archaeological artefacts, from the ancient Near East, Mediterranean and Europe. A remarkable feature of our museum is that much of our material is well provenanced, coming from the excavations of John Garstang. 

The museum also houses a significant archive. These include Garstang’s field notebooks, letters, distribution lists and an extensive photographic collection. 

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Behind the scenes video

Our curator, Gina Criscenzo-Laycock, tells us more about the 3,500 year old 'Garstang Mummy' from the museum’s collections. 

A teaching museum

In addition to the public galleries, the collection remains an important part of teaching and research into archaeology, ancient history, classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Archaeological collections and archive materials are used in our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. Work placements in the museum also help our students to gain valuable career experience.

For schools - Key Stage 2 activity packs

Download our classroom resources about the ancient world: