Monday, 24 January 2011

British Museum

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On Saturday I went to the British Museum to see the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead exhibition. I managed to score some free tickets (thanks Dad!) which was good as the exhibit costs £12 each usually! I wouldn't normally spend that much on an exhibition so I probably wouldn't have seen it otherwise. It was pretty fascinating seeing all the thousand-or-so year old papyruses (papyri?) which had survived so long, as well as a few creepy mummies.

Apparently you can book to have a sleepover in the exhibition too - sounds way too scary to me though!

19 comments:

Danni and Maria said...

I loove your outfit! The hat really suits you - you're so lucky to be able to carry it off :)

A museum sleepover sounds terrifying frankly....Night at the Museum anyone?!

Danni
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tamsin said...

I'm taking my mum to this exhibition for her birthday! I'm excited. Also excited to take her round London, being proper northern like she's not been since she was little.

daisychain said...

I love museums and Egyptians! Love your outfit x

Hannah said...

I love the British Museum but I haven't been for years, it's such a beautiful place. The ceiling in the main audotroium is awesome. This exhibition sounds really interesting, especially the sleep onver part... I must get there soon! Do you think it's worth £12?

Hannah xx

Rachel said...

I love the British Museum - and a sleepover sounds fantastic!

And great picture of the elgin marbles (I think!)

janettaylor said...

Sounds so good! Love Ur tights!
Have a lovely week ahead!

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Sherin said...

Sounds like a great exhibition. I love going to the British Museum. A sleepover there sounds lik so much fun.

Your outfit is perfect. I love the colour of the skirt and teh patterned tights.

vintagereflection said...

Love your outfit, colours and tights. I want to see more of it! x

ellio100 said...

love that you wore the london landmark tights to a london landmark!
I was up at the BM last week, and will hopefully also be popping in there tomorrow afternoon. I haven't been in to Book of the Dead yet though, I might go along in a couple of weeks!

E is for Eleanor said...

Oh wow! The exhibition sounds great, especially the sleepover! I love spooky stuff like this! x

arnique said...

I am really excited to see the special exhibition, just hope it's still on in May. I only had a cursory look at the British Museum in 2006 so I've got to spend a long time there in summer. I heard there's a lovely tea room in the basement of a book shop across the street...

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Krissy said...

I'll bet that was one fascinating exhibit. Is it bizarre that I really enjoy looking at decapitated statues? I'm sure they were quite stunning in their prime, but for some reason they seem even more intriguing with little bits missing.

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Filipa said...

Sleepover?? That sounds AWESOME! But yes, scary! Haha, it would Night at the museum all over.. ( I can't actually remeber the movie, I just know it had Ben stiller in it and things came alive at night?is that right? ) Plus, Harriet, your skirt is amazing- I love everything yellow! :)

Maria said...

I am SO jealous that you got to see the exhibition, I love the BM and as a Classics student I have spent many hours there ;)

Maria xxx

Kate said...

I'm always intrigued by scary sleepover places but I don't know if I'd ever take the plunge. There are some caves near me - Chislehurst Caves - & you can apparently take on a dare to spend the whole night in the caves. There are some terrifying stories from the people that have attempted it but nobody has ever spent a full night down there without having to scurry back to the surface. So intriguing!

I LOVE your outfit, on a less scary note. You look sharp, girl!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, I would be SO up for a sleepover! Scary but COOL. And I love your outfit, that hat is amazing!

Mat said...

love that place, last time i was there i was on my own and had to leave as the fire alarm went off. doh! aren't they usually free them bits?

Susie said...

Ah! I have the same tights! I love, love, love them. Bought the Eiffel tower ones too!