From Cotton Bales to Canopic Jars `A Victorian woman’s obsession with Ancient Egypt` - Talk by Ian Trumble

150 years ago, a young girl dreamed of visiting the land of the pharaohs. 20 years later she sailed the Nile, rode a donkey across the desert, and dined in the sun with Sheikhs.

Annie Barlow, daughter of one of Greater Manchester’s largest textile magnates, devoted part of her life to preserving Egypt’s ancient heritage. This story tells how her passion built up one of the country’s best collections of over 10,000 Egyptian artefacts.

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Date and time

Thursday 19th September, 2019

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location

Museum of Wigan Life

Library Street

Wigan

WN1 1NU

Pricing info

£3.00 includes tea/coffee

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Thu 19th Sep, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

From Cotton Bales to Canopic Jars `A Victorian woman’s obsession with Ancient Egypt` - Talk by Ian Trumble

Museum of Wigan Life