The Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology is managed by the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. The university is a member of the Russell Group, an association of prestigious red brick British universities. It occupies a historic campus south east of Liverpool city centre. The School of Archaeology building stands on the southern edge of the campus on Abercromby Square. The museum, named after renowned local archaeologist John Garstang, is housed within the school, but accessed via a separate gate on nearby Chatham Street.

John Garstang carried out excavations in Egypt and Sudan which unearthed a number of ancient artefacts, many of which relate to burial rituals in Ancient Egypt. These make up the majority of the museum’s collection, which also includes pottery, coins and weaponry from Anatolia and Jericho. Garstang collected the items in the early 20th century, setting up an institute for archaeology in 1904. The collection was later renamed in his honour, and continues to expand.

The Garstang museum has limited opening hours, opening each Wednesday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm during term times. It is also open all day on the first Friday of each month. Group bookings may be accommodated; please contact the school for more information.

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Sight Name: The Garstang Museum of Archaeology
Sight Location: Liverpool, England
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries Walk I  

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