image for Exhibition item typeGateway to Eternity at Wakefield Museum

Exhibition, Sat 6 Jul 2019 - Sat 4 Jul 2020, free entry

Gateway To Eternity

Gateway To Eternity


Wakefield Castles & Museums Team


Wakefield One,
Burton Street,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 2 Feb - Fri 25 Sep Playmakers On Tour: Horbury Sports Specialists
Sat 6 Jul - Sat 4 Jul Gateway to Eternity
Mon 14 Oct - Sat 4 Jul Knitting On The Nile
Sat 9 Nov - Fri 1 May Empowering Heritage
Thu 20 Feb Find Your Passion: Material Marbling
Fri 21 Feb Fans Of Ancient Egypt


Gateway to Eternity: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Visit Gateway to Eternity and step inside a recreated Ancient Egyptian tomb. Discover the rituals and beliefs around death and the afterlife in this fascinating and beautiful exhibition.

Treasures on display include grave goods borrowed from the British Museum and National Museums Liverpool World Museum, alongside the mummy of a woman named Perenbast, a temple singer who lived over 2,500 years ago, on loan from The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester.

The exhibition will also display fascinating objects from Wakefield’s own Ancient Egyptian collection, including a mummified baby crocodile. These were collected by local wine merchant William Fennell, who helped fund some of the first scientific excavations in Egypt in the late 19th century.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 6 Jul 2019 - Sat 4 Jul 2020
You can visit the exhibition at these times during the week:
Monday & Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm


Free entry

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Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68351 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield City Centre. Located behind Wakefield's County Hall.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access