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Save 25% on tickets to Ancient lives, new discoveries at the British Museum

Waterstones Cardholders can save 25% on full-price adult tickets toAncient lives, new discoveries at The British Museum from 22nd May - 30th November 2014.

About the exhibition

Ancient lives, new discoveries

22nd May - 30th November 2014

The British Museum

Entry: £10 / Waterstones Cardholders: £7.50 / Members and under 16s: Free

The British Museum

Think you know mummies? Think again...

This exhibition will introduce you to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming. Using the latest technology, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years - from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.

From a priest's daughter to a temple singer, a middle-aged man to a young child, a temple doorkeeper to a woman with a Christian tattoo, find out how they lived and what happened to them after they died. Using interactive technology, discover new information about each mummy, from their state of health to how they were embalmed and preserved. Unravel the mysteries of mummification and gain a unique insight into these people's lives.

Sponsored by Julius Baer

Technology partner Samsung

Mummy of a priest's daughter named Tamut in a painted case, and CT scan of the same mummy.Mummy of a priest's daughter named Tamut in a painted case, and CT scan of the same mummy. From Thebes, Egypt, 22nd Dynasty, c. 900 BC. © The Trustees of The British Museum.

Claim the offer

Waterstones Cardholders can purchase full-price adult tickets for just £7.50 (saving 25%).

To redeem the offer, simply book online at and enter 'waterstones' when prompted for a promotion code.

You can also book in person at the British Museum's Ticket Desk (with your Waterstones Card in hand) or over the phone on 020 7323 8181 and quote 'Waterstones offer'.

This offer is valid until 30th November 2014, with a maximum of two tickets per transaction. Subject to availability.

Click & Collect before you go

Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt
Spells for Eternity

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Terms and conditions

Waterstones Cardholders are eligible for 25% off full-priced adult tickets when bought online at using the promotional code 'waterstones', or call 0207 323 8181 and quote 'Waterstones offer' on the following terms:

  1. Offer applies to Waterstones Cardholders only.
  2. This offer is valid between 13th May - 30th November 2014.
  3. The offer is limited to two adult tickets per transaction.
  4. Exhibition tickets are subject to availability and booking fees apply.
  5. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  6. Tickets cannot be exchanged and duplicates will not be issued for lost tickets.
  7. On the chosen day of their visit, Cardholders can either show their email confirmation or collect their tickets at the Exhibition entrance (Room 5).
  8. Tickets cannot be resold at a price higher than the face value printed upon them and must not be resold for commercial gain whether to ticket retailers, agents, web companies, ticket touts or otherwise.
  9. Offer valid on full priced adult tickets £10.00.
  10. A valid Waterstones Card must be presented to Ticket Desk staff.
  11. Both Waterstones Cards and Waterstones Pilot Cards are valid for this offer.

Merchant address: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG