Exhibitions and Projects

Explore both current and completed exhibitions and projects from the Garstang Museum.

Bright blue amulet of an Ibis-headed man, wearing a crown made of ostrich feathers

Exhibition: Creatures of the Nile

Creatures of the Nile explores the fascinating position animals held in ancient Egyptian and Sudanese society and culture, and the impact of climate change in the ancient world.

4th May - 6th October 2024

Black and white photo of very large ceramic bottles

Exhibition: Secrets of the Stores

The ancient artefacts in this exhibition had never before been displayed to the public. Some are beautiful, some are intriguing, and all have their own story to tell.

18th January 2021 - 11th March 2023


Skull of a baboon with large canine teeth

Project: Museums of the North West Photogrammetry Hub

A Garstang Museum based team provided training in photogrammety practices for staff and volunteers of museums in the North West.

January - December 2021

Exhibition: Before Egypt

With artefacts dating from as early as 7,000 years ago, Before Egypt delves into the prehistoric past of Egypt and Nubia, featuring the ways in which early art, culture and politics were influenced by the unique geography of the Nile Valley.

11th May - 26th October 2019

Exhibition: Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld is a practical guide to navigating the ancient Egyptian underworld, through the Hours of the Night and on to the judgement of Osiris.

19th May 2017 - September 2018

Meroe Image JG-M-PA-14

Exhibition: Meroë, Africa's Forgotten Empire

Today, Meroë is recognised academically as among the most important sites in the history of ancient Sudan, but its history remains all-but-unknown to the general public. Overshadowed by its northern neighbour, Egypt, Meroë remains Africa’s forgotten empire.

13th May - 21st september 2016