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Bolton Mu­seum, open now, www.bolton­lams.co.uk/mu­seum

More than 2,000 trea­sures from An­cient Egypt are on dis­play in a new gallery in Bolton Mu­seum. A full-size replica of the tomb of Thut­mose III has been cre­ated that vis­i­tors can walk through – it also hap­pens to be the fi­nal rest­ing place of Bolton’s fa­mous mummy, be­lieved to be of royal des­cent. Part of a £3.8 mil­lion re­fur­bish­ment, the five new rooms con­tain ob­jects such as fu­neral masks and weapons. The town has a long­stand­ing con­nec­tion with Egypt, hous­ing the largest Egyp­tian col­lec­tion in a Bri­tish lo­cal author­ity mu­seum.

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