Updated: Saturday, 20th April 2019 @ 3:28pm

Fond farewell for Pharaoh as Trafford Centre exhibition draws to a close

Fond farewell for Pharaoh as Trafford Centre exhibition draws to a close

By Linsey Humphries

Families are saying farewell to the Pharaoh tonight as the Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures Exhibition at the Trafford Centre draws to a close.

The Museum of Museums will open until midnight for the special celebration that will include family entertainment, face painting and tours by Egyptologists.

Over 150,000 visitors have seen the reconstruction of the Pharaoh’s tomb and treasure since the exhibition opened in Manchester last October and organisers are expecting a big turnout for the farewell.

Jenny Morris, of the Tutankhamun exhibition, said: “We’re looking forward to the evening and we think it will be a great send off for the Pharaoh after a very successful exhibition.”

“Tonight gives people who haven’t yet seen the exhibition a chance to experience it and it gives others a chance to come back and say goodbye.”

Speaking of the educational focus of the exhibition, Miss Morris said: “Children love the exhibition as it makes learning fun.”

“The exhibition has allowed children to actually see the history that they study at school, making the subject all the more real.”

Visitors to the Trafford Centre are full of praise for the exhibition. Kacey O'Brien, a recent visitor, said: "It was a great day out and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that hasn't already been."

Local Marketing Manager for the Manchester Exhibition, Bill Elms, said: “The evening will have a different atmosphere to that in the day with lots of entertainment and family activities.”

The exhibition will officially close next Saturday before moving to Brussels as part of its European tour.

The Museum will be open from 5pm until midnight this evening.  Last entrance is 10pm.

Tickets are being sold at a reduced price for the farewell evening and can be bought on the night or booked in advance on: 0844 478 0898.