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Recommended age: 18+ years
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Religious festivals in Ancient Egypt were inextricably linked to gods or goddesses. Unlikely to pass the rigorous controls of modern-day advertising standards (or RSA for that matter), the Festival of Drunkenness was just one celebration where overindulgence was seen as a gateway to the divine. Festival-goers sought to use their intoxication as a tool to communicate with the gods or deceased relatives.
Enjoy a cheeky beverage and a selection of Egyptian-inspired canapés while you immerse yourself in this entertaining and thought-provoking discussion with archaeologist Mary Hartley, hosted by Associate Professor Alice Motion.
Following the chat, you’ll be guided to Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs where you’ll receive our exclusive object spotlight tour presented by Egyptologist Natasha Baramilis.
Your ticket includes:
- A drink on arrival and a chef’s selection of Egyptian-inspired canapés
- 45-minute talk + Q&A with a leading expert
- Ticket to Ramses & The Gold of the Pharaohs (valued at $52) and skip the queue for express entry
- Within the exhibition, enjoy an exclusive in-person spotlight tour by an expert as they share the stories behind their favourite objects
- Following your tour, enjoy access to Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs until the Museum closes at 9pm
Note: Ticket price does NOT include VR experience or exhibition audio guide.