For teachers

Dear teacher/instructor! Looking for services for your group? Look no further. Here you can find information on our guided tours, excercises for independent visits, and details on art workshops for deepening the exhibition experience.

Amos Rex’s information sessions for teachers are arranged 1–3 times a year. You can subscribe to our mailing list for schools by using the form below.




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Welcome to Amos Rex!

P.S. We want to make Amos Rex a great place for school groups to visit, create memorable experiences for pupils and support teachers in their work. We welcome all feedback – please send it to us via email to museum@amosrex.fi Thank you! <3

Egypt of Glory

The Egypt of Glory exhibition will take you on a journey back in time thousands of years, to the miraculous world of ancient Egypt.

The exhibition has been divided into ten parts, through which your group can get to know ancient Egypt’s everyday life and celebration, gods and their worship, life and life after death.

The exhibition items are from the Museo Egizio in Italy. All items are authentic and have been used in ancient Egyptian homes and sacred rituals. The exhibition also displays real animal and human mummies, i.e. deceased. Please discuss this in advance with your group and make sure that the fragile items and mummies are handled with respect during the visit.

The mummies and exhibition areas on the subject of death have been marked in the map, you may also skip them during your visit. Our discussion guides are happy to assist on-site!

Do you want to visit the museum with a larger group of pupils? During opening hours, the size of groups has been limited to 15 persons. We offer you the possibility to visit the exhibition with a larger group on Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., before the museum opens for the public. NB! We only have a limited number of timeslots to offer, please contact Amos Rex bookings for more information.

Friendbook

You can explore the exhibition with the help of our discussion guides and a small museum friend book called My Ancient Egyptian Friends, which includes characters who introduce the exhibition to both children and adults. The friend book is included in the price of the entrance ticket – you can take it with you or leave it for us to recycle.

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Guided tours

Guided Tour

Welcome to travel in time with our Egypt of Glory exhibition! With the help of a guide the group will meet gods and pharaohs as well as some more peculiar ancient characters. Together we will discover what the everyday looked like for the ancient Egyptians. What about the beliefs surrounding life after death? When did all these fascinating things happen, and how long a period are we talking about? The tour is suitable for all ages. The guide will present the exhibition through narrative and will make this ancient culture easily approachable.

 

Duration Approx. 45 min
Languages Finnish, Swedish, English (Russian, French, German, Spanish, Japanese)
Group size 15 persons / guide, larger groups possible on Wed and Thu mornings
Price 50 € (only on weekdays)

 

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Intro

Ancient Egypt is packed with gods, mystical objects and complex beliefs. The Intro-tour lasts approximately 20 minutes, during which the guide will give you means to navigate the Egypt of Glory- exhibition in a nutshell.

How to get started, what to pay attention to, and what to reserve time for?

After the Intro the group can visit the exhibition freely and make use of the discussion guides at hand.

 

Duration Approx. 20 min
Languages Finnish, Swedish, English (Russian, French, German, Spanish, Japanese)
Group size 15 persons / guide, larger groups possible on Wed and Thu mornings
Price 30 € (only on weekdays)

 

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Art workshop

According to ancient Egyptian beliefs, the star-crossed and protective goddess Nut lives in the sky. Nut swallows the sun, and in the mornings, gives birth to it again. This is how day turns into night and night into day again.

At the art workshop of the Egypt of Glory exhibition, we will seek inspiration from ancient Egyptian stories, characters and beliefs and create our own, modern protection amulet. You can take the amulet home or give it to someone important. The art workshop guide encourages participants to explore and consider ancient gods and demons, worldviews and myths. What feels completely strange? Where can you find familiar and relatable points? What can you apply from ancient Egyptian ways of thinking?

The art workshop is suitable for all ages, its content tailored to the needs of each group. The workshop consists of creative work and a guided visit to the exhibition. Come and join us on this magical journey!

Duration Approx. 90 min
Languages Finnish, Swedish, English
Group size 15 persons / guide, larger groups possible on Wed and Thu mornings
Price 70 € (Weekdays only)

 

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Independent visit

We recommend all groups to book their visit in advance. This can be done easily through our online form or by calling our service for booking guides. The booking service is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during 1–4 pm (Tel. +358 9 684 44 633).

Pupils and their teachers/instructors until secondary education can always enter the museum for free.

If you have a standing group booking, you may visit us in advance to plan the tour, free of charge. For the planning session, make your way to the downstairs counter and provide us with the time of the planned visit or booking number and we will provide you with a ticket.

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Material bank

The Egypt of Glory exhibition booklet is a friend book, where ten characters each describe their own exhibition section. Can you find all the characters in the exhibition? What about other items mentioned in the booklet?

Friend characters also encourage small tasks on-site. As you move around the exhibition, you can use their route and carry out the tasks tipped by friends. After the visit, you can fill out your own friend page at the end of the booklet.

Exhibition booklets are handed out on-site for free.

When you think of ancient Egypt, what comes to mind first? Write down as many things as you can, and discuss what you imagined and what you already knew.

Here are some questions to consider: How were the pyramids built? Why were people mummified? What about animals? How were the hieroglyphs read? What or who were the gods? How long ago did ancient Egypt exist? What were the pharaohs? Don’t use Google if you don’t know – come up with your own theories instead.

Take the list you compiled with you to the exhibition. Compare what you listed with objects in the exhibition and find information on them on-site. You can also take advantage of help from our discussion guides.

P.S. The point of the task is not just the number of ideas or whether they were right, but gathering information and the imagination. When it comes to exploring ancient Egypt, these are your best tools.

To get you started or inspired by the exhibition, write your own text with nothing but modern hieroglyphs: emojis. Go through each other’s texts. Can you do it? How would you write your own name with emojis? Are emojis the language of the future?

Additional task: draw your own hieroglyph. Style: entirely your own! Teach them to your classmates.