Tut' 22: The life of Tutankhamun

With this year marking the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922, Barnsley is set to celebrate with a unique exhibition.

A new exhibition, 'Tut' 22: The life of Tutankhamun', will open at Experience Barnsley in October to reveal why this part of Yorkshire is such an important ancient Egyptian outpost.

Curated by Barnsley-born Egyptologist Prof Joann Fletcher, and over two years in the planning, 'Tut'22: The life of Tutankhamun explores Tutankhamen’s life during the 14th century BC.

The exhibition will blend traditional artefacts with mesmerising new technologies to lift the lid on the greatest archaeological discovery of all time. It will also tell the story of local people involved in the rediscovery of the famous ‘boy king’.

More details about 'Tut'22: The life of Tutankhamun', which will run from October 22 to March 18 2023, will be shared later this summer.